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Medical (tubes)

Color tubes with adative (tops)

TopsAdditiveUses
Gold none Chemistries,Immunology, and Serology
Green Sodium heparin or lithium heparin For lithium level, use sodium heparin. For ammonia level, use sodium or lithium heparin, HPV
Yellow-Black Broth mixture Microbiology-aerobes,anaerobes,fungi
Light Gray Sodium floride and potassium oxalate Glucoses, requires full darw(may cause hemolysis if short draw)
Drak Blue EDTA- Trace element testing (zinc,copper,lead,mercury)and toxicology
Orange Thrombin STAT serum chemistries
Black Sodium citrate(buffered) Westergren Sedimentation Rate; requires full draw
Yellow ACD(acid-citrate-dextrose) HLA tissue typing, paternity testing, DNA studies
Brown Sodium heparin Serum lead determination
Light Green Plasma Separating Tube(PST) with Lithium heparin Chemistries
Pink Potassium EDTA Molecular/viral load testing
Light Blue Sodium citrate Coagulation tests(protime and prothrombin time), full draw required
Purple EDTA Hematology(CBC)and Blood Bank (crossmatch);requires full draw-invert 8 times to prevent clotting and platelet clumping
Red None Chemistries,Imunology, and Serology, Blood Bank (Crossmatch)
Created by: jaymee