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Blood and body fluid cultures

test in yellow tube

serum testing: chemistry studies, blood bank, serology, rubella, digoxin, lithium, dilantin

test in red tube

serum testing wih serum separator tube (SST)

test in red-gray tube (tiger top) tube

coagulation testing: Prothrombin, coumadin, heparin, INR

test in light blue tube

chemistry testing: lipid profile

test in green tube

plasma determinations in chemisry studies

test in green-gray marbled tube

STAT serum demonstrations in chemistry studies

test in yellow-gray marbled tube

hematology testing: CBC, RPR, hematocrit, platelet, WBC, RBC, hemoglobin, differnential

test in lavendar tube

chemistry testing, especially glucose and alcohol levels,

test in gray tube

chemical trace elements

test in royal blue tube

sodium polyanetholsulfonate (SPS)

additive in yellow tube

no additives in this tube

additive in red tube

no additive but contains silica particles to enhance clot formation

additive in tiger-top tube

sodium citrate

additive in light blue tube

heparin (sodium/lithium/ammonium)

additive in green tube

lithium heparin and gel for plasma separation

additive in green-gray marbled tube


additive in yellow-gray marbled tube

EDTA (ethlenediamietetraacetic acid)

additive in lavendar tube

potassium oxalate and sodum fluoride

additive in gray tube

sodium heparin

additive in royal blue tube

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