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MEDLAB Tube tops

Top ColorADDITIVEUSES
Light Blue sodium citrate Coagulation tests (protime and prothrombin tests)
Purple EDTA Hematology (CBC) and Blood Bank (Crossmatch); to prevent clotting and platelet clumping
Red NONE Chemistries, Immunology and serology, Blood Bank (Crossmatch)
Yellow-Black Broth mixture Microbiology- aerobes, anaerobes, and fungi
Black Sodium citrate (buffered) Westergren Sedimentation Rate
Gold None Chemistries, Immunology and Serology
Light Brown Sodium heparin Serum lead determination
Light Green Plasma Separating Tube (PST) with Lithium heparin Chemistries
Orange Thrombine STAT serum chemistries
Light Gray Sodium fluoride and patassium oxalate Glucoses (may cause hemolysis if short draw)
Yellow ACD (acid-citrate-dextrose) HLA tissue typing, paternity testing, and DNA studies
Dark Blue EDTA Trace element testing (cooper, zinc, lead, and mercury) and toxicology
Pink Potassium EDTA Molecular/viral load testing
Green ADDITIVE: sodium heparin or lithium heparin For lithium level, use sodium heparin. For ammonia level, use sodium or lithium heparin.
Created by: cathynicole28