When applied to the arm, constricts the flow of blood in the arm and makes the veins more prominent.
Complete Blood Count
Red Blood Cell
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (or heparin)
Clear, straw-colored liquid that is used for many of the tests done in the lab. The liquid is extracted from clots, without the fibrinogen.
Liquid portion of uncoagulated blood. The fluid that provides a matrix for blood cells, electrolytes, proteins, and chemicals to travel throughout the body,via the blood vessels.
red blood cells
Most commonly used in blood banking donations
Not used for phlebotomy; but sometimes used in blood banking/donations
Often considered too small, can cause hemolysis of blood cells; used sometimes with butterfly system
Most common size used with vacuum tubes
degree of thickness of a liquid
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
what color tube has no additives?
EDTA (liquid form)
What is in a lavender tube top?
Red-Gray mottled (Tiger Top), Gold Top,
Which tube top has a serum separator?
What color tube is used for coagulation studies?
The median cubital vein, cephalic and basilic veins in the antecubital space which is located anterior to the elbow.
What veins are most common used for venipuncture?
process by which blood clots