Tube for CBC – To transport swab samples or tissue, remove the cap, place the sample in the tube (break off the swab handle if necessary) and put the cap back on and pull. This may cause discomfort to the patient and may also cause hemolysis. The blood smear (commonly known as a blood smear) can be an important part of clinical testing. Never leave a tourniquet on your arm for more than a minute without letting go of it.
Well-prepared films can be used to determine the differential white blood cell count, to study the morphology (size, structure and shape) of red and white cells to determine the presence of abnormal cells and to study the size and number of platelets.
Can I use the pink top tube for CBC?
EDTA acts as an anticoagulant, binds the calcium ions and stops the blood sample from clotting. You can request them on the day of the draw, which is considered a “same day request,” or they can request pipes that were pulled that day and are ready to be picked up the next morning, which is considered a “next day request.” EDTA is used for most hematological procedures to determine the complete blood count, prepare EDTA plasma, and collect whole blood and bone marrow samples. So the next time you see the purple top tube being drawn, you can be proud to know that it’s embarking on a unique journey that can benefit some really valuable research studies.
If you make a whole blood or apheresis donation with SBC, you may find that the phlebotomists are collecting tubes from your donation.