Which EDTA tube is used for CBC?


Uses of CBC and CMP- No additional test should be performed with this tube. Before collecting the patient, please contact the laboratory to obtain the correct tubes for metal analysis or other tests as specified in the individual test lists. GLUCOSE is always taken in a GREY top tube. Hemolysis; coagulated sample; sample taken with an anticoagulant other than EDTA; sample diluted or contaminated with IV fluid; tube not filled with minimum volume; improper labeling; transfer of whole blood tube; sample obtained with removed plasma (plasma is used for other tests)

To transport swab samples or tissue, remove the cap, place the sample in the tube (break off the swab handle if necessary) and replace the cap and pull

Which EDTA tube is used for CBC?

When more than one blood sample is required, multiple sample needles and vacuum tubes make blood collection easier and more efficient. When performed, it allows the technologist to microscopically view the actual appearance of red and white blood cells. If frozen serum is required, place the plastic transport tubes (prepared above) immediately in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator. To ensure accurate test results, all tubes containing an anticoagulant or preservative must be completely filled.

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.

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.

(Uses of CBC and CMP)


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