Collect whole blood- Before collecting the patient, please get in touch with the laboratory to obtain the correct tubes for metal analysis or other tests as specified in the individual test lists. 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
What are the three types of blood tubes?
Blood collected with an anticoagulant suitable for the test described cannot be considered suitable for other tests. Hemolysis occurs when the thin protective membrane that encloses the fragile red blood cells is ruptured, allowing hemoglobin to escape into the plasma. As hemolysis affects many procedures, please submit samples that are as free of hemolysis as possible. During centrifugation, a gel barrier is formed between the plasma and the cellular components of the blood.
Since additives are not interchangeable, it is necessary to consult the sample requirements section of the individual test descriptions to determine the appropriate collection requirements for the ordered test.
What is the EDTA tube used for?
If one side of the drop was left behind, the edge of the spreader was not in contact with the stationary slide – relax your wrist by holding the slide. As of September 1, 2001, the Clinical Pathology Lab will no longer carry out coagulation tests. Instead, these tests are offered exclusively by the Comparative Coagulation Laboratory in Cornell University’s Diagnostic Lab. Tips for a good blood smear Illustration for making a peripheral blood smear (wedge smear).