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Common Tube tests

Common tests for color tubes

QuestionAnswer
Blood Culture: Aerobic and Anaerobic Sterile Yellow/ BC bottle
Cultures, Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA-B27) Sterile Yellow/ BC bottle
Rabies Red
RF (Rheumatoid Factor) Red
RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) Red
Vancomycin Red
Cat Scratch Fever Red
HSV, Varicella, Lymes, Epstien BARR Red
Herpes Red
RPR VDRL (Rapid Plasma Reagin) for Syphilis Red
Lithium Red
Salicylates (ASA) Red
ANA (antinuclear antibodies) Red
Rubella Screen Red
Digoxin Red
Cold Agglutenins Red
Aldosterone Red
Calcitonin Red
Dilantin (Phenytonin) Red
Theophylline Red
PT (Protrombin Test) Light Blue Full
APTT (Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time) Light Blue Full
PTT (Partial Thromboplastin Time) Light Blue Full
DDIMER Light Blue Full
PT/INR Light Blue Full
PLT. agg (platelet aggregation) Light Blue Full
Fibrinogen Light Blue Full
BT (bleeding time) Light Blue Full
Plasminogen Light Blue Full
AT 3 (antithrombin 3 activity) Light Blue Full
FACTOR ASSAYS Light Blue Full
DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation) Light Blue Full
FSP (fibrin split products) Light Blue Full
FDP (fibrin degradation product) Light Blue Full
CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel) SST
BMP (basic metabolic panel) SST
TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) SST
CRP (cardiac risk profile) SST
LIPID profile SST
BUN (blood urea nitrogen) SST
Chemistry Panel SST
Cholesterol PSA SST
Thyroid Panel SST
Homocysteine SST
CA-125 (Cancer Antigen) SST
Calcium SST
FSH SST
Beta HCG SST
K SST
Cardiac Enzymes SST
CO2 SST
Cl SST
CK (creatine kinase) SST
ALK (alkaline) SST
Na (sodium) SST
T3,T4,T7 SST
Blood Gas Green
Cortisol levels, Chromosome Analysis Green
Vitamin B1, B6 Green
AFB (acid fast bacilli) Green
Ammonia (on ice) PST (light green)
STAT Electrolytes PST (light green)
Any SST test ordered STAT can go in? PST or Green
CBC (complete blood count) Lavender
WBC (white blood cell/count) Lavender
ESR (own tube) Lavender or Black with blue insert
RBC (red blood cell/count) Lavender
H&H (hemoglobin, hematocrit) Lavender
Ammonia (on ice) Lavender or PST
Hemoglobin (Hgb) Lavender
Hematocrit (HCT Lavender
CO level, Indices Lavender
EOS Lavender
DAT (direct antiglobin test) Lavender
Platelets Lavender
LUPUS Lavender
Sickle Cell Lavender
Reticulocyte Count Lavender
Hemoglobin A1C (own tube) Lavender
Glucose (fasting) Gray
Blood Alcohol (ETOH) Gray
GTT (fasting) Gray
FBS (fasting) Gray
GT (fasting) Gray
Lactic Acid (on ice) NO TOURNIQUET Gray
Type and Cross Pink or Red
Type and Screen Pink or Red
Blood bank (10ml tube) Red
STD/AIDS testing Pink
Urinalysis Gray w/ yellow Label or Red/Yellow top
Trace Metal: Lead (P), Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu), Mercury (Hg), Arsenic (As) Dark/Navy/Royal Blue
Toxicology test for Marijuana, Cocaine, LSD, Amphetamine Dark/Navy/Royal Blue
LIPID profile (ONLY) SST
ESR (own tube) Black with Blue insert or Lavender
Lead (alone) Tan (children)
MMR Red
PSA SST
PPT (plasma preperation test) Pearl
Rapid Cardiac Testing RST Orange or SST
RNA determinations CPT black & blue top
Immune Function Test CPT black & blue top
HLA determinations CPT black & blue top
Genetic Testing CPT black & blue top
Molecular Diagnostics CPT black & blue top
Immunology CPT black & blue top
Sterile Yellow/BC Bottles Microbiology
Light Blue Coagulation
Red Serology/Blood Bank/Chemistry
SST/Tiger Top Chemistry
PST (light green)/Dark Green Chemistry
Lavender Hematology
Gray Chemistry
Dark/Navy/Royal Blue Chemistry/Toxicology
Red/Pink/Pearl Blood Bank
Gray w/ yellow label/ Red & Yellow top Microbiology
Bumble Bee Chemistry
Black w/ blue insert Hematology
RST Orange top Chemistry
CPT black & blue speckle top Serology
Created by: nharriman921