HematologyTest1SpecimenCollection

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victimsofadown
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266717
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HematologyTest1SpecimenCollection
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2014-03-17 01:52:46
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HematologyTest1SpecimenCollection
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  1. Basic Blood Collection supplies?
    • Tourniquet
    • Alcohol
    • Gloves
    • Gauze / band-aids
    • Collection tubes
    • Needles
  2. Blood collection tubes (color / additive / purpose / mechanism)
    • Purple: K3ETDA (anticoagulant, binds Ca2+)
    • Lt Blue: Na Citrate (anticoagulant, removes Ca2+)
    • Green: Na Heparin (anticoagulant, anti-thrombin)
    • Red: no additive
    • Yellow: serum separator tube
    • Royal Blue: Na EDTA (anticoagulant)
  3. Difference between anticoagulant/no anticoagulant tube after centrifugation
    • anticoagulant: plasma/buffy coat/RBC
    • no anticoagulant: serum/fibrin clot
  4. Relationship between gauge# and needle size
    • gauge size ↑ = needles size ↓
    • 20/21 is normal
  5. What are the major venipuncture sites? (which is most common)
    • Median cubital (most common)
    • Cephalic (outer)
    • Basilic (inner)
    • Median antebrachial
  6. Coverslip technique vs spreader slide technique
    • Coverslip: 2 coverslips together, slight turn, pull apart
    • results in 2 samples
    • Spreader: 30/45° angle and push forward
    • Looking for "feathered edge" effect

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