Blood probe- If a Coag tube (light blue) is the only or first tube to be drawn, a 5 ml disposal tube must be drawn first. Put whole blood into a lavender tube. Send plasma into a plastic transport tube with the inscription “Plasma, EDTA”
Which blood tube colors are available for which test?
If a Coag tube (light blue) is the only or first tube to be drawn, a 5 ml disposal tube must be drawn first.
Which color tubes are used for a CBC?
To allow adequate mixing, slowly turn the tube eight to ten times (four times for citrate tubes) with a gentle wrist rotation. Do not use gel barrier tubes to submit samples for therapeutic drug monitoring, direct Coombs, blood type, and blood groups. If multiple samples are required, remove the first collection tube from its holder as soon as blood flow is interrupted, turn the first tube upside down to prevent clotting, and gently insert the second tube into the holder. If multiple tests are ordered that require frozen serum, a plastic transport tube should be prepared for each test.
Attempts to push more blood into the tube by applying pressure, such as collecting with a syringe, resulting in red blood cell damage (hemolysis).
What is the red blood probe for?
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 off Please contact the laboratory before retrieving the patient to find the correct tubes for metal analysis or another testing, which are given in the individual test lists.