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Phlebotomy Items

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Labeling the tube: What is necessary? Patients full name (first middle last as identified);DOB (or ID number); Date; Time; phlebotomist's initials
Supplies needed for venipuncture Needle, holder/adapter, tourniquet, evacuated collection tubes, alcohol wipe, gauze sponges, bandaging, gloves,
Yellow SPS tube or Bactec broth tube for blood cultures. Drawn in what position if included in the following: Bactec or SPS Red (no additive) Lt Blue (Na citrate) Lt Grn PST (lithium hep) Gray (oxalate/fluoride) SST (clot act/gel) Dk Grn (Na hep) #1 in order of draw
Non-additive red stopper tube for serum tests for chemistries, immunology, serology that must not have additive. Varies - would be #2 if drawn with butterfly, or if not butterfly could draw after light blue.
Lt blue Na citrate for coag studies (always full draw req) Drawn in what position if included in the following: Bactec or SPS Red (no additive) Lt Blue (Na citrate) Lt Grn PST (lithium hep) Gray (oxalate/fluoride) SST (clot act/gel) Dk Grn (Na hep #3 in order of draw
Serum separator (SST) tubes (tiger red/gray, gold, red/yellow) clot activator and gel sep/serum chemistry, immun, serology Drawn in what position: Bactec or SPS Red Lt Blue Lt Grn PST Gray (oxalate/fluoride) SST (clot act/gel) Dk Grn (Na hep) #4 in order of draw
Dark green sodium heparin for specific levels Drawn in what position if included in the following: Bactec or SPS Red (no additive) Lt Blue (Na citrate) Lt Grn PST (lithium hep) Gray (oxalate/fluoride) SST (clot act/gel) Dk Grn (Na hep) EDTA #5 in order of draw
Lt green plasma separator tube (PST) containslithium hep and gel sep for chem What position if included in the following: Bactec or SPS Red (no additive) Lt Blue (Na citrate) Lt Grn PST (lithium hep) Gray (oxalate/fluoride) SST Dk Grn EDTA #6 in order of draw
Lavender EDTA tube for hematology testing Drawn in what position if included in the following: Bactec or SPS Red (no additive) Lt Blue (Na citrate) Lt Grn PST (lithium hep) Gray (oxalate/fluoride) SST (clot act/gel) Dk Grn (Na hep) EDTA #7 in order of draw
Gray top oxalate/fluoride for (preserves glucose for up to 5 days) FULL DRAW Drawn in what position if included in the following: Bactec or SPS Red (no additive) Lt Blue (Na citrate) Lt Grn PST (lithium hep) Gray SST Dk Grn EDTA #8 in order of draw
Median cubital region First choice of venipuncture site
Cephalic vein Second choice of venipunture site
Basilic vein Last choice for venipuncture site - excessive risk of injury to patient
Dorsal hand / wrist Used for butterfly draw
Proper specimen collection begins with? Proper patient identification! Always get two identifying factors eg: Full name and DOB
Phlebotomy Script may contain these primary elements: Introduce self; identify patient; explain procedure eg: Need to obtain blood sample; get consent; ask about preparation; ask about relevant allergies; ask about preference; complete procedure; verify patient status
Bactec tubes include Aerobic and Anerobic - which should be drawn first Aerobic
Created by: cskinner