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Venepuncture Tubes

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Yellow top tube   *Additive-Sodium polyanetholsulfonate (SPS)*Additive function -prevents blood from clotting and stabilizes bacterial growth*Lab use- for blood or body fluid cultures  
Red   *additive- NONE *Lab use - serum testing, blood bank, serology  
Red-gray (marbled)   *additive -none BUT contains silica particles to enhance clot formation*labe use- coagulation testing  
Light blue   *Additive- soduim citrate*additive funtion- removes calcuim to prevent blood from clotting*Lab use for Chemistry testing  
Green   *Additive- Heparin (sodium/lithium/ammonium)*Aadditive funtion- inhibits thrombin formation to prevent clotting*Lab use-Chemistry testing  
Green-gray (marbled)/ light green   Additive- lithium heparin & gelAdditive function- for plasma separation*Lab use- used for plasma determination in chemistry studies  
Yellow gray (marbled) Light green   *Additive is thrombin*Lab use & additive funtion used for stat serum demonstrations in chemistry studies  
Lavender   *Additive- -Ethlenediaminete acid (EDTA)Additive function- removes calcuim to prevent blood from clotting*Lab use- used in hemetology testing  
Gray   Additive- Potasuim oxolate and sodium fluorideAdditive function- removes calcuim to prevent blood from clotting; fluoride inhibits glycolysisLab use for chemistry testing , epecially glucose & alcohol levels  
Royal blue   Additive _contians soduim heparin (also soduim EDTA)Additive function- inhibits thrombin formation to prevent clottingLab Use-used in Chemistry trace elements  


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