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The red top tube is used for:
Chemistries, immunology and serology, blood bank (crossmatch)
The gold top tube is used for:
Chemistries, immunology and serology
The light green top tube is used for:
Chemistries
The red-gray top tube is used for:
Chemistries
The purple top tube is used for:
Hematology (CBC) and blood bank (crossmatch); requires FULL DRAW - invert 8 times to prevent clotting and platelet clumping
The light blue top tube is used for:
Coagulation tests (protime and prothrombin time), FULL DRAW required
The dark green top tube is used for:
Lithium levels (use sodium heparin); ammonia levels (use sodium or lithium heparin)
The dark blue top tube is used for:
Trace element testing (zinc, copper, lead, mercury) and toxicology
The light gray top tube is used for:
Lithium levels (use sodium heparin); glucoses, requires FULL DRAW (may cause hemolysis if short draw)
The yellow top tube is used for:
HLA tissue typeing, paternity testing, DNA studies
The yellow-black top tube is used for:
Microbiology - aerobes, anaerobes, fungi
The black top tube is used for:
Westergren sedimentation rate; requires FULL DRAW
The orange top tube is used for:
STAT serum chemistries
The brown top tube is used for:
Serum lead determination