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Laboratory Tubes

Tubes used for blood collection

Red Top Tube Anticoagulant and Use None : Clot tubes, no gel separator, yields serum, used for serum chemistries, immunologic testing, therapeutic drug testing
Serum Separator Tube AntiCoag and Use None : Tiger top tube, contains gel separator to yield serum used for serum chemistries, Thyroid and adrenal functions
Lavender Top Tubes EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid, yields plasma rich in fibrinogen, used for whole blood testing, hematology, cbc
Blue Top Tube Sodium Citrate, anticoagulant combines with Ca ions, Used for coagulation studies
Green Top Tubes Sodium heparin, lithium heparin, ammonium heparin, Causes least alteration of RBC, but WBC stain poorly, Used for chemistry testing, PH levels, Ammonia levels, Used in emergency Clinics, Avian and Exotics
Gray Top Tube Sodium Fluoride, Potassium Oxalate. : anticoagulant inhibits enzyme activity of blood calls using glucose by combining with calcium. Prevents coagulation, used for glucose determinations
Royal Blue Top Tube Sodium heparin or sodium EDTA: used for trace element testing, copper, zinc, mercury, lead, Used for toxicology studies.
Yellow Top Tube ACD (Acid Citrate Dextrose) -blood grouping tubes, stops coagulation, used for blood typing, cell preservation, blood transfusion.
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