Specimen tubes

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Specifications of the various tubes used in blood tests

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Gold BD Hemogard Closure or Red-Gray/Tiger Speckled topped tube Test: Most Chemistry Tests
Gold BD Hemogard Closure or Red-Gray/Tiger Speckled topped tube Additives Clot activators and polymer gel
Gold BD Hemogard Closure or Red-Gray/Tiger Speckled topped tube Specimen Serum
Gold BD Hemogard Closure or Red-Gray/Tiger Speckled topped tube Clotting time minimum of 30 minutes
Gold BD Hemogard Closure or Red-Gray/Tiger Speckled topped tube Number of inversions 5
Lavender Topped tube Test Complete Blood Count (CBC), sedimentation rate, routine immunology testing
Lavender Topped tube Additives Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)
Lavender Topped Tube Specimen Whole Blood
Lavender Topped Tube Number of Inversions 8
Light Blue Topped Tube Test Coagulation test
Light Blue Topped Tube Additives Sodium Citrate to bind calcium to inhibit coagulation
Light Blue Topped Tube Number of Inversions 3-4
Red Plastic/Glass Tubes Test Chemistry, serology, blood bank
Red Plastic/Glass Tubes Additives in Plastic tubes Clot Activators
Red Plastic/Glass Tubes Additives in Glass tubes none
Red Plastic/Glass Tubes Specimen Serum
Red Plastic/Glass Tubes Amount of Inversions for plastic tubes 5
Red Plastic/Glass Tubes Amount of inversions for glass tubes 0
Red Plastic/Glass Tubes time it takes to clot 60 minutes
White/Pearl Topped Tubes Test Viral Loads
White/Pearl Topped Tubes Additives Polymer gel with Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)
White/Pearl Topped Tubes Specimen Plasma
White/Pearl Topped Tubes Number of inversions 8
Yellow Topped Tubes Test Blood Culture
Yellow Topped Tubes Additives Sodium Polyanetholesulphate (SPS) to inhibit complement and phagocytosis
Yellow Topped Tubes Specimen Whole Blood
Yellow Topped Tubes Use for Tube to recover microorganisms causing blood infection
Grey topped Tubes Test Lactic Acid Measurement Glucose Tolerance test Fasting blood sugar (FBS) Blood alcohol Levels
Grey Topped Tubes Additives Antiglycolytic agent to preserve glucose
Grey Topped Tubes Specimen Plasma
Grey Topped Tubes How long iodoacetate preserves glucose 24 hours
Grey Topped Tubes How long Sodium Flouride preserves glucose 3 days
Grey Topped Tubes Number of inversions if Potassium Oxalate/Sodium Flouride is used 8
Grey Topped Tubes Number of inversions if Sodium Flouride/Na2 EDTA is used 8
Grey Topped Tubes Number of inversions if Sodium flouride is used 8
Black Topped Tubes Test Sedimentation rate if Lavender tubes is not used
Black Topped Tubes Additives Buffered sodium citrate
Black Topped Tubes Specimen Whole Blood
Black Topped Tubes Importance of filling Fill all the way to maintain 4:1 blood to citrate ratio
Green Topped Tubes Test Stat and routine chemistry tests ammonia electrolytes arterial blood gasses (ABGs)
Green Topped Tubes Additives Sodium heparin lithium heparin ammonium heparin all to prevent clotting
Green Topped Tubes Specimen Plasma
Green Topped Tubes Number of inversions if sodium heparin used 8
Green Topped Tubes number of inversions if lithium heparin used 8
Light Green/Green-Grey Topped Tubes Test Stat and routine chemistry tests
Light Green/Green-Grey Topped Tubes Additives heparin to prevent coagulation and polymer gel (for separation)
Light Green/Green-Grey Topped Tubes Specimen Plasma
Light Green/Green-Grey Topped Tubes Number of inversions 8
Orange BD Hemogard Closure or Yellow/Grey Test Stat Chemistry
Orange BD Hemogard Closure or Yellow/Grey Additives Thrombin to activate clotting
Orange BD Hemogard Closure or Yellow/Grey Specimen Serum
Orange BD Hemogard Closure or Yellow/Grey Number of inversions if thrombin is used with serum separating gel 5-6 minutes
Orange BD Hemogard Closure or Yellow/Grey Number of inversions if thrombin is used without serum separating gel 8 minutes
Royal Blue Test Toxicology trace metals nutritional analysis
Royal Blue Additives Heparin or EDTA to prevent clotting or nothing
Royal blue Specimen Serum or Plasma
Royal Blue topped tubes Number of inversions if heparin is used 8
Royal Blue topped tubes Number of inversions if EDTA is used 8
Tan Topped tubes Test Lead analysis
Tan topped tubes Additives Heparin to prevent clotting
Tan Topped Tubes Specimen Plasma
Tan Topped tubes Number of inversions 8
Pink Topped Tubes test Blood Bank Compatibility
Pink Topped tubes Additives K2 EDTA
Pink Topped Tubes Specimen Plasma or Whole Blood
Pink Topped Tubes Number of inversions 8
1st Tube in Order of draw (before light blue tubes) Blood Culture tubes (Yellow Sterile)
2nd Tube in Order of Draw (after blood cultures and before SST/Gold) Light Blue Cotnains Sodium Citrate for Plasma
3rd tube in order of Draw (after light blue and before Red/No Gel) SST/Gold Contains Serum Separator (Thixotropic Gel)
4th tube in order of draw (after SST/ Gold and before Green or light green) Red
5th tube in order of draw (after Red and before Lavender) Green or light green Contains Sodium or Lithium heparin for plasma
6th tube in order of draw (after Green or light green and before Royal Blue) Lavender Contains EDTA for plasma
7th tube in order of draw (after Lavender and before Gray) Royal Blue Contains EDTA for plasma
8th Tube in Order of Draw (after Royal Blue and before non sterile yellow) Grey Contains Sodium Fluoride
9th tube in order of draw (after grey) Non-sterile yellow Contains ACD
Non-sterile yellow topped tubes Test Human Leukocyte antigen (HLA) for paternity and tissue typing
Non-sterile yellow topped tubes Additives Acid Citrate Dextrose (ACD)
Non-sterile yellow topped tubes Specimen Whole Blood
Non-sterile yellow topped tubes number of inversions 8
What needs to be done in the event of using a light blue tube as the first one in the draw order A discard tube needs to be drawn first
Light Blue Tubes Department sent to Coagulation department
Gold or Tiger stripped topped tubes Department sent to Chemistry
Red topped tubes Department sent to Chemistry
Light Green/ Grey test tubes Department sent to Chemistry
Dark Green topped tubes Department sent to Chemistry
Lavender Topped Tubes Department sent to Hematology
Pink Topped Tubes Department Sent to Blood Bank
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