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GOLD tube, its additive, tests, action and requirements
(red/gray tube is same but with clot activator)
ADDITIVE: Serum seperator tube ( SST gel) no additive.
USES:chemistries,immunology and Serology
ACTION: Gel seperates blood by centrifuge
REQUIREMENTS: Invert 5-6 times
LIGHT GREEN tube, its additive, tests, action and requirements
ADDITIVE: Plasma Seperating Tube (PST gel)Lithium Heparin
USES: Chemistries
ACTION:Anti-coagulant and gel seperates via centrifuge
REQUIREMENTS: Invert 8-10 times.
RED tube, its additive, tests, action and requirements
ADDITIVE:none
USES:chemistries, immunology, serology, blood bank (glass tube only)
ACTION:Blood clots in tube and centrifuge seperates
REQUIREMENTS:Invert plastic tube 5-6 times, glass 0 times
LIGHT BLUE tube, its additive, tests, action and requirements
ADDITIVE:Sodium Citrate
USES:Coagulation tests
ACTION:Forms calcium salts to remove ca and prevent clotting
REQUIREMENTS:FULL DRAW, invert 3-4 times
LAVENDER tube, its additive, tests, action and requirements
ADDITIVE:EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)
USES:Hematology, blood bank.
ACTION:Forms calcium salts to remove Ca and prevent clotting
REQUIREMENTS:FULL DRAW, invert 8-10 times
DARK BLUE tube, its additive, tests, action and requirements
ADDITIVE:EDTA-ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
USES:Trace elements, toxicology, nutritional chemistries
ACTION:Forms calcium salts to remove Ca and prevent clotting. contains no contaminating metals.
REQUIREMENTS:Invert 8-10 times
PINK tube, its additive, tests, action and requirements
ADDITIVE:Potassium EDTA - ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
USES:Molecular/viral load testing
ACTION:Forms calcium salts to remove Ca and prevent clotting
REQUIREMENTS: Invert 8-10 times
DARK GREEN tube, its additive, tests, action and requirements
ADDITIVE:Sodium / Lithium Heparin.
USES:Plasma Chemistries (lithium levels use sodium heparin, amonia levels use either)
ACTION:Inactivates Thrombin & Thromboplastin.
REQUIREMENTS:Invert 8-10 times
LIGHT BROWN tube, its additive, tests, action and requirements
ADDITIVE:Sodium Heparin
USES:Serum Lead determination
ACTION:Inactivates Thrombin & Thromboplastin.
REQUIREMENTS:Invert 8-10 times
BLACK tube, its additive, tests, action and requirements
ADDITIVE:Sodium Citrate (buffered)
USES:ESR (sedimentation Rate)
ACTION:Forms calcium salts to remove Ca and prevent clotting
REQUIREMENTS:FULL DRAW, invert 8-10 times
LIGHT GRAY tube, its additives, uses, actions and requirements.
ADDITIVES:Sodium floride/potassium oxalate
USES:Glucose, alcohol and lactate levels
ACTIONS:Antiglycolytic preserves glucose for 5 days
REQUIREMENTS:FULL DRAW, invert 8-10 times.
LIGHT YELLOW tube, its additives, uses, actions and requirements.
ADDITIVES:SPS - sodium polyanethol sulfonate
USES:Blood cultures
ACTIONS: preservative
REQUIREMENTS:Invert 8-10 times
YELLOW tube, its additives, uses, actions and requirements.
ADDITIVES:ACD - acid citrate dextrose
USES:HLA tissue typing, paternity testing, DNA studies, blood bank studies.
ACTIONS:complement inactivation
REQUIREMENTS:Invert 8-10 times
YELLOW WITH BLACK TOP tube, its additives, uses, actions and requirements.
ADDITIVES:Broth mixture
USES:microbiology (blood culture)
ACTIONS:preservative
REQUIREMENTS:Invert 8-10 times
ORANGE tube, its additives, uses, actions and requirements.
ADDITIVES:Thrombin
USES:Stat chemistries
ACTIONS:clots blood quickly
REQUIREMENTS:Invert 8-10 times