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Test Tube Tops

Self Quiz - Test Tube Top Colors
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Yellow
SPS (cultures and blood bank studies)
Light Blue
Sodium Citrate (coagulation studies such as protime, PTT)
Red/Red SST
None or gel barrier (serum testing)
Dark Green & Light Green
Sodium and Lithium Heparin (respectively) (chemistry studies)
Lavender
EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid) (whole blood testing)
Gray
Potassium Oxalate Sodium Fluoride (glucose testing)
Pink
K2 EDTA (whole blood testing)
Royal Blue
Sodium Heparin or Na2EDTA (trace element testing)
Tan
Sodium Heparin (special toxicology / chemistry)
Black
Buffered Sodium Citrate (whole blood / hematology testing)
Orange
Thrombin (STAT serum test)
Pearl
K2 EDTA and gel barrier (immunology / HIV testing)
What tube is used for chemistry?
Dark Green
What color tube would be used for a CBC?
Lavender
What color tube would be used for a PT or PTT test?
Light Blue
What color tube would be used for culture?
Yellow
What color tube would be used for a CBC with Differential?
Lavender
What color tube would be used for a Platelet Count?
Light Blue
What are the 4 types of blood samples?
Whole Blood
Clotted Blood
Serum
Plasma
What is a PPT?
Plasma Preparation Tube
What color is a Plasma Preparation Tube?
Pearl
What is K2?
Potassium
What is Na2?
Sodium
What tube contains is NaZEDTA?
Royal Blue
What does SST stand for?
Serum Separating Tube
What is the order of draw?
Yellow
(Light) Blue
Red/Red SST
Green
Lavender
Gray
What is the acronym for the order of draw?
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Why must the order of draw be followed?
To prevent contamination of tubes.
What color tube would be used for a glucose test?
Gray
What kind of tube is the last to be drawn?
additive tubes
What kind of tube is the first to be drawn?
sterile; blood culture tube
What kind of tube is the second to be drawn?
coagulation tube
What kind of tube is the third to be drawn?
non-additive tubes
What color tube is used for a STAT draw?
Orange
What is the order of draw after the PINK tube?
Royal Blue
Tan
Black
Orange
Pearl
Are you ready for this test?
Yes
Name the lab use for the Light Blue tube.
Coagulation study.
Name the additive in the Light blue tube.
Sodium Citrate
What color tube contains Na2EDTA?
Royal Blue tube.
The lab use for a Royal Blue tube is:
Blood Toxicology
What color tube top would you use for special chemistry?
Tan
What additive is in the Tan color tube top?
Sodium Heparin
What additive is in the Lavender color tube?
EDTA
What color tube would you use for whole blood testing?
You would use a Lavender color top tube.
What color tube top is used for basic chemistry?
Dark Green tube color top.
What additive is in the Dark Green tube?
Sodium Heparin
Sodium Fluoride and Potassium Oxalate are addivites in what color tube?
Gray color tube.
Gray color tube top is used for what lab test?
Glucose testing.
What additive is in the Orange color tube top?
Thrombin
If a STAT Serum/Chemistry is ordered, what tube would you use?
The ORANGE colored tube top.
Is there an additive in the RED glass tube?
No, there is not.
Is there an additive in the SST tube?
Yes, a procoagulant.