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Red Top
Additive: None
Mode of Action: Blood Clots, and the serum is separated by centrifugation
Uses: Chemestires, Immunology and Serology, Blood Bank (Cross match)
Gold Top
Additive: None
Mode of action: Serum Separator Tube (SST) contains jel at the bottom to separate blood from serum on centrifugation
Uses: Chemistries, Immunology and Serology
Light Green Top
Additive: Plasma Separating Tube (PST) with lithium heparin
Mode of Action: Anticoagulates with lithium heparin; Plasma is separated with PST gel at the bottom of the tube
Uses: Chemestries
Red-Gray (Tiger) Top
Additive: Serum Separating Tube (SST) with clot activator
Mode of Action: forms clot quickly and separates the serum with SST gel at the bottom of the tube
Uses: Chemistries
Purple Top
Additive: EDTA Liquid
Mode of Action: forms calcium salts to remove calcium
Uses: Hematology (CBC) and blood bank (Crossmatch); requires full draw - invert 8 times to prevent clotting and platelet clumping
Light Blue Top
Additive: Sodium citrate
Mode of Action: orms calcium salts to remove calcium
Uses: Coagulation tests (protime and Prothombin Time) FULL DRAW required
Dark Green Top
Additive: Sodium Heparin or lithium heparin
Mode of Action: Inactivates thrombin and thromboplastin
Uses: For lithium level, use sodium heparin. For ammonia level use sodium or lithiuym heparin
Dark Blue Top
Additive: Sodium EDTA
Mode of action: Tube is designed to contain no contaminating metals
Uses: Trace element testing (zinc, copper, lead, mercury) and toxicology
Gray Top
Additive: Sodium floride and potassium oxalate
Mode of action: antiglucoloytic agent preserves glucoes up to 5 days
Uses: for lithium level, use sodum heparin, Glucoses, requires full draw (may cause hemolysis if short draw)
Yellow Top
Additive: ACD (acid-citrate-dextrose)
Mode of action: Complement inactivation
Uses: HLA tissue typing, paternity testing, DNA studies
Yellow Black Top
Additive: Broth Mixture
Mode of action: Preserves viability of microorganisms
Uses: Microbiology - aerobes, anaerobes, fungi
Black Top
Additive: Sodium citrate (buffered)
Mode of action: Forms calcium salts to remove calcium
Uses: Westergren Sedimentation Rate; Requires full draw
Orange Top
Additive: Thrombin
Mode of action: Quickly clots blood
Uses: STAT serum chemestries
Brown Top
Additive: Sodium Heparin
Mode of Action: Inactivates thrombin and thromboplastin
Uses: Serum lead determination
Capillary Tube
Additive: Heparin, Sodium or Lithium
Mode of collection: prevents clotting
Uses: HCT