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Phlebotomy Session 3

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Light Blue Tube ANTICOAGULANT: sodium citrate Prevents coagulation by binding Ca+ ..Use for COAGULATION STUDIES ... Filling requirement:..9:1 .
RED TUBE (Serum Tube) No additive ..Commonly Requested tube .. (SEROLOGY, SERUM CHEMISTRY TESTS)
Tiger Top (SST) Clot Activator ...Gel Separator -SST=Serum separator tube ..(SEROLOGY, SERUM CHEMISTRY TESTS)
Gold (SST) Clot Activator..Gel Separator (SEROLOGY, SERUM CHEMISTRY TESTS)
Green Tube Anticoagulant: Sodium Heparin, Lithium heparin, or Ammonia heparin ...Prevents coagulation by inhibiting the action of THROMBIN(a clotting factor) (PLASMA CHEMISTRY TEST)
Lavender Tube Anticoagulant: Sodium or K+ EDTA ..Prevents clotting by binding Ca2+ ..Prevents platelet aggregation (clumping) ..Preserves the shape of the cells ..CANNOT be used for coagulation studies Tests: CBC (HEMATOLOGY STUDIES)
Gray Tube Contains an anticoagulant and a preservative .. Anticoagulant=POTASSIUM OXALATE Binds Ca2+..Preservative: SODIUM FLOURIDE ..Ihibits the glycolytic activity in cells .. Tests collected EX. Glucose, ETOH (CHEMISTRY TEST)
Pink Tube Additive: anticoagulant EDTA (USED FOR BLOOD BANK)
Black Tube Additive: Anticoagulant Sodium Citrate.. Used for:WESTERGREN SEDIMENTATION RATE "4:1 Ratio"
Dark Blue Tube Additive: either no additive, sodium heparin, or EDTA ... Used for trace metal assays "TOXICOLOGY STUDIES"
Brown Tube Additive: anticoagulant Heparin Used for: Lead Testing
Yellow Tube additive: anticoagulant SPS.. Used for Blood Cultures MUST BE STERILE
Created by: moralesm05