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Lab Tubes

Common test, additive, & Invert

Blood Culture test Paired: Aerobic followed by anaerobic (butterfly) Single: Aerobic only (Special cleaning)
Tube color: PT Light Blue
Tube color: PTT Light Blue
Tube color: Fibrinogen Light Blue
Tube color: FDP Light Blue
Tube color: Factor assays Light Blue
Tube color: Prior to Blue discard Small red
Tube color: HCG qual Gold
Tube color: Ionized CA Gold
Gel separator Gold
Tube color:Bascmet Light Green
Tube color: BUN/ Creat Light Green
Tube color: CKMB Light Green
Tube color: Compmet Light Green
Tube color: Ammonia (Ice) Light Green
Tube color: HCG quant light green
Tube color: Liver light green
Tube color: most drug levels light green
Tube color: TROP Light green
Tube color: BNP Light green
Tube color: CBCX Lavender
Tube color: CBC Lavender
Tube color: H & H Lavender
Tube color: sed rate lavender (Black)
Tube color: retic lavender
Tube color: D-Dimer lavender
Tube color: lactic acid grey
Tube color: glucose grey
Tube color: Blood bank (3 tubes) Lavender, Lg. Red, Pink
Additive: SPS Blood culture
Light Blue Additive: Additive: 3.2% Sodium citrate
small red Additive: Glass- none Plastic- clot activator
Gold Additive: Additive: clot activator
green Additive: Lithium Heperin
lavendar Additive: EDTA
Lg. Red Additive: None
grey Additive: 5mg sodium Fluoride (Na FL) 4mg potassium oxate (K oxate)
Pink Additive: EDTA
Invert Blood culture 0
Invert light blue 4
Invert small red 0
Invert gold 5
Invert green 8-10
Invert lavender 8-10
Invert Lg. Red 0
Invert Grey 8-10
Invert Pink 8-10
Created by: KP1031