Phlebotomy Order of Draw-Tube Color and Dept.

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1. Yellow

Microbiology - SPS - Blood Cultures - Invert 8-10 times
Blood Bank - ACD - DNA, Paternity - Invert 8-10 times

2. Light Blue

Coagulation - NaC - Platelet Function, Routine Coagulation - Invert 3-4 times. MUST BE A FULL DRAW - PT, PTT, APTT, INR

3. Red

Glass - Chemistry, Serology, Immunology, Blood Bank - Routine blood donor screening, diagnostic testing for ID - 60 mns to clot.
Plastic - Clot Activator - Chemistry, Serology, Immunology, Blood Bank - Routine blood donor screening, diagnostic testing for ID - Invert 4-5 times - 60 mns to clot.

4. Gold, Tiger Top, Red/Yellow/Black

Chemistry - SST (Serum Separator Tube) - Serum specimens for diagnostic testing for ID, routine testing - Inver 6-8 times - 30 mns to clot.

5. Green, Light Green, Green/Gray

Chemistry - NaH or LiH - Used for STAT chemistry order - plasma testing in chemistry - invert 6-8 times.
Chemistry - PST (Plasma Separator Tube) - gel for centrifuge separation - Invert 6-8 times.

6. Purple/Lavender

Hematology - EDTA - Whole blood determination - Plasma determination - Invert 6-8 times - Full Draw Recommended - CBC, RBC, WBC, PLT are some tests.

7. Pink

Blood Bank - EDTA - Whole blood Determination - Plasma - Invert 6-8 times.

8. Gray

Chemistry - NaF/K Oxalate - Glucose Determination - Plasma - Inver 6-8 times.

9. Royal Blue

Chemistry/Toxicology - Na EDTA - Trace element, toxicology, nutritional studies - Plasma - Invert 6-8 times.
Chemistry - Clot Activator - trace element, toxicology, nutritional studies - Invert 6-8 times

10. Tan

Chemistry/Toxicology - K EDTA - Lead determination - Plasma - Invert 6-8 times.

Tube Labels should include:

Pt Name
Pt ID#
Date/Time
PBT Initials

BC (Blood Culture)

Yellow
Microbiology

CBC

Lavender
Hematology

CMP (Complete Metabolic Panel)

Gold
Chemistry

CMV (Complete Metabolic Volume)

Gold
Blood Bank

Drug Screening

Red
Chemistry

FBS (Fasting Glucose)

Gray
Chemistry

HCT (Hematocrit)

Lavender
Hematology

Hep. B Antigen

Red
Serology

Hep. C Antibody

Red
Serology

Hep. C. Antibody + RNA (Viral Load)

Gold
Serology

HGB (Hemoglobin)

Lavender
Hematology

HIV - CD4

Lavender
Hematology

HIV - EIA - Westernblot

Red
Serology

HIV - Genotype

Gray, Plasma Prep
Serology

HIV - RNA (Viral Load)

Gray, Plasma Prep
Serology

PT/INR

Light Blue
Coagulation

RBC (Red Blood Cells)

Lavender
Hematology

Syphilis Titer

Red
Serology

Syphilis - Antibody

Red
Serology

WBC (White Blood Cells)

Lavender
Hematology

Order of Draw

1. Yellow, 2. Light Blue, 3. Red, 4. Gold, Tiger Top, Red/Yellow/Black, 5. Green, Light Green, Green/Gray, 6. Purple/Lavender, 7. Pink, 8. Gray, 9. Royal Blue, 10. Tan

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