Card Set Information
phlebotomy tubes and additives
no additives. The blood clots & the serum in separated by centrifugation.
no additives. SST-(Serum Separator Tube). Contains gel to separate the blood from serum when centrifuged.
LIGHT GREEN tube additives-
Lithium Heparin. PST-(Plasma Separating Tube). Contains anticoagulates with lithium heparin. Plasma is separated with the PST gel. CHEMISTRIES & electrolyte studies
LAVENDER tube additives-
EDTA. (CBC) Forms calcuim salts to remove calcium. Used in Hemotology. Needs FULL DRAW!!! INVERT 8 TIMES!!!
LIGHT BLUE tube additives-
Sodium Citrate. Coagulation. Forms calcium salts to remove calcium. FULL DRAW!!!
DARK GREEN tube additives-
Sodium Heparin or Lithium Heparin. Inactivates thrombin & thromboplastin.
DARK BLUE tube additives-
EDTA. Designed to contain no contaminating metals. Trace element testing.
LIGHT GREY tube additives-
Sodium Fluoride & Potassium Oxalate. GLUCOSE & ALCOHOL tests. Antiglycolytic agent that preserves glucose for up to 5 days. FULL DRAW!!!
YELLOW tube additives-
ACD-(acid citrate dextrose). Complement inactivation. Paternity, DNA, & tissue testing.
YELLOW-BLACK tube additive-
Broth mixture. Preserves viability of microorganisms
BLACK tube additive-
Sodium Citrate (buffered). Forms calcium salts to remove calcium
ORANGE tube additives-
Thrombin. Quickly clots blood. STAT serum Chemistries.
LIGHT BROWN tube additives-
Sodium Heparin. Inactivates thrombin & thromboplastin
PINK tube additive-
Potassium EDTA. Forms calcium salts