CMP tube- A red tube or a green tube (lithium heparin) is acceptable.
Which color tube is used for CBC and CMP?
In general, a liver function panel or liver function tests (LFTS) and a comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) containing LFTs are usually drawn in a light green tube. However, some labs may have variations of this color scheme. So I’d check with your lab to determine the exact color they’re using.
What color is a CBC tube?
To make the vein more prominent, the patient may be asked to hold firmly onto a rubber ball, a thick bundle of gauze, etc. Well-prepared films can be used to measure the differential white blood cell count, study morphology (size, structure and shape) of red and white blood cells, the presence of abnormal cells, and also study the size and number of platelets. To ensure specimen integrity in warm weather, follow these instructions for frozen gel packs and sample closures. Several types of anticoagulants interfere with the activity of these factors to prevent coagulation.
As hemolysis affects many procedures, please submit samples that are as free of hemolysis as possible.
Is CMP Green Tube?
The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) is used as a broad screening tool to assess organ function and to check for diseases such as diabetes, liver disease and kidney disease. The CMP may also be instructed to monitor known conditions, such as high blood pressure, and to monitor people taking certain medications for kidney or liver side effects.