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A: EDTA liquid; U: Hematology (CBC) and Crossmatch; full draw required; invert 8 times to prevent clotting and plt clumping
Dk. Green Top
A: Sodium heparin or lithium heparin; U: For lithium level, use sodium heparin. For ammonia level, use sodium or lithium heparin.
Dk. Blue Top
A: Sodium EDTA; For lithium level, use sodium heparin. Trace element testing (zinc, copper, lead, mercury) and toxicology
Lt. Gray Top
A: Sodium fluoride and potassium oxalate; U: For lithium level, use sodium heparin. Glucose: full draw required (may cause hemolysis if short draw). ETOH level.
A: ACD (acid-citrate-dextrose); U: HLA tissue typing (transplants); paternity testing; DNA studies
A: Broth mixture; U: Microbiology: aerobes, anaerobes, fungi. Draw anaerobes first.
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