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What is most widely used with a chelating agent which binds calcium so blood cannot clot?
What specimens can be refrigerated for approx. 24 hrs and does not affect cellular morphology?
What liquid blood anticoagulant is used for coagulation studies of Prothrombin Time ( PT ) and Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT)?
What color tube top is used for studies of Prothrombin Time ( PT ) and Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT)?
Light blue top tubes
What special plasma studies are done using green top tubes?
Ammonia and Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
Chemistry, serology, blood bank and others test requiring serum are drawn mainly using what color top tube?
Red top tube
What color top tube contains no anticoagulant but contains a serum separator gel?
Tiger top/HIV tube (Gold)
What results in hemoconcentration (a measurable increase in blood concentration)?
Prolonged tourniquet pressure
Wrong "order of draw", short fill and not mixing the tube are what type of errors?
If inadequate cleaning of the site has occured and there is infection what should you do?
Treat as necessary
Anticoagulation medication, inadequate pressure and bending the elbow can lead to what complication?
A collapsing vein, failure to enter vein and going through the vein are complications when doing what?
If you go through the vein you should stop the procedure and do what to the site with clean gauze?
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