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Test you knowledge of blood tubes

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Yellow Sterile Tube - Test   Blood Culture  
Light Blue Tube - Test   Coagulation Test  
Red Plastic Tube - Test   Chemistry, serology, blood bank  
Red Glass Tube - Test   Chemistry, serology, blood bank  
Lavender Tube - Test   Complete Blood Count (CBC), sedimentation rate  
Pearl Tube - Test   Viral Loads  
Gold Hemogard or Red-Gray Tube - Test   Most chemistry tests  
Gray Tube - Test   Glucose Tolerance Testing (GTT), Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS), Blood Alcohol Levels, Lactic Acid measurment  
Black Tube - Test   Sedimentation Rate  
Green Tube - Test   STAT chemistry test, Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs), ammonia, electrolytes  
Light Green or Green-Gray Tube - Test   STAT potassium  
Orange Hemogard or Yellow-Gray Tube - Test   STAT chemistry  
Royal Blue Tube - Test   Toxicology, trace metals, nutritional analysis  
Tan Tube - Test   Lead Analysis  
Yellow, Nonsterile Tube - Test   Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) studies (paternity testing and tissue typing)  
Pink Tube - Test   Antibody screen, compatibility test  
Yellow Sterile Tube - Additives   SPS  
Light Blue Tube - Additives   Sodium Citrate  
Red Plastic Tube - Additives   Clot activators  
Red Glass Tube - Additives   None  
Lavender Tube - Additives   EDTA  
Pearl Tube - Additives   Polymer gel with EDTA  
Gold Hemogard or Red-Gray Tube - Additives   Clot activators, polymer gel  
Gray Tube - Additives   Iodoacetate or sodium floride (preserves glucose) and potassium oxalate or heparin (anticoagulant)  
Black Tube - Additives   Sodium Citrate  
Green Tube - Additives   Sodium Heparin, Lithium Heparin, or Ammonium Heparin  
Light Green or Green-Gray Tube - Additives   Heparin, polymer gel  
Orange Hemogard or Yellow-Gray Tube - Additives   Thrombin  
Royal Blue Tube - Additives   Heparin, EDTA, or none  
Tan Tube - Additives   Heparin  
Yellow, Nonsterile Tube - Additives   ACD  
Pink Tube - Additives   K2 EDTA  
Yellow, Sterile Tube - Specimen Type   Whole Blood  
Light Blue Tube - Specimen Type   Plasma  
Red Plastic Tube - Specimen Type   Serum  
Red Glass Tube - Specimen Type   Serum  
Lavendar Tube - Specimen Type   Whole Blood  
Pearl Tube - Specimen Type   Plasma  
Gold Hemogard or Red-Gray Tube - Specimen Type   Serum  
Gray Tube - Specimen Type   Plasma  
Black Tube - Specimen Type   Whole Blood  
Green Tube - Specimen Type   Plasma  
Light Green or Green-Gray Tube - Specimen Type   Plasma  
Orange Hemogard Tube - Specimen Type   Serum  
Royal Blue Tube - Specimen Type   Plasma or Serum  
Tan Tube - Specimen Type   Plasma  
Yellow, Nonsterile Tube - Specimen Type   Whole Blood  
Pink Tube - Specimen Type   Plasma or whole blood  
Light Blue Tube - Ratio of Blood To Additive   Nine parts blood to one part sodium citrate (4.5 mL of blood to 0.5 mL of citrate)  
Red Top Tube - Time Required To Clot   60 minutes to clot for plastic or glass tubes  
SST Tube   Gold Hemogard or Red-Gray Tube  
Gold Hemogard or Red-Gray Tube - Time Required To Clot   30 minutes to clot  
Black Tube - Ratio of Blood To Additive   4 parts blood to one part sodium citrate  
PST Tube   Light Green or Green-Gray Tube  
Orange Hemogard or Yellow-Gray Tube - Time Required To Clot   5 minutes to clot  
Yellow, Nonsterile Tube - Purpose of dextrose in ACD   Dextrose nourishes and preserves RBCs  
Yellow, Nonsterile Tube - Purpose of citrate in ACD   Citrate is an anticoagulant  
Tube that meets standards of American Association of Blood Banks   Pink Tube  


   






 
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