What tube is a CMP drawn in?

CBC and CMP

CBC and CMP- Do not allow the patient to clench and open (“pump”) his fist repeatedly during venipuncture. Plasma samples may require both anticoagulants and preservatives. If a CBC is the only test ordered, please pull out a gold tube and throw away the gold tube. For some tests, such as chemical methods, fasting samples are often the sample of choice.

There are two important guidelines to follow when submitting blood samples. When using a benchtop centrifuge, use a balancer tube of the same type that contains an equivalent volume of water.

Which color tube is used for CBC?

A tiny rubber cover automatically closes when the vacuum tube is removed from its holder, preventing leakage and blood loss when changing tubes. To ensure accurate test results, all tubes containing an anticoagulant or preservative must be completely filled. All tubes should be marked with the patient’s full name or identification number as shown on the test request form or bar code. The aseptic method for collecting and transporting blood samples uses the principle of a vacuum tube for blood collection.

As hemolysis affects many procedures, please submit samples that are as free of hemolysis as possible.

Which tube is used for CBC and CMP?

In general, liver function panels 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.

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. 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. 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.” If you make a whole blood or apheresis donation with SBC, you may find that the phlebotomists are collecting tubes from your donation.

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