Sterile, single-use blood collection supplies are essential for any medical or care home facility. At Care Shop, we offer a range of blood collection products, including syringes, needles and blood collection tubes in a variety of sizes. With a broad product range for any task or situation, our blood collection needles include 22 and 21 gauge needles in sizes from 1 to 1.5 inches.
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The recommended order of draw for plastic collection tubes is: First - blood culture bottle or tube (yellow or yellow-black top) Second - coagulation tube (light blue top). If just a routine coagulation assay is the only test ordered, then a single light blue top tube may be drawn.
Gold (SST); blood sample must be stored in the dark: Fatty Acids - Erythrocytes: Lavender top blood collection tube (EDTA) Ferritin: Gold (SST) Fibromyalgia profile: 2 x Green (lithium heparin) Fluoride - Tap water: A representative (500 mL) water sample should be collected. Collect the specimen in a plastic container; do not use a glass.
The light green top tube is used for: Chemistries The red-gray top tube is used for: Chemistries The purple top tube is used for: Hematology (CBC) and blood bank (crossmatch); requires FULL DRAW - invert 8 times to prevent clotting and platelet clumping The light blue top tube is used for.
Specimen Collection, Handling and Transport Page 3 of 6 c. All collection tubes must be filled with the required volume (no short samples). Fill lines are indicated by the black and white notches on the side of the label: d. Do not use expired tubes. Expiration dates can be found on each paper label on the tube e.
The additives include anticoagulants like EDTA, Sodium citrate and Heparin. Some vacutainer tubes have a gel that has an intermediate density between blood cells and the serum. During centrifugation of these gel containing tubes, the blood cells sink to the bottom of the tube and are covered by a layer of the gel leaving the serum on top.
However, your institutions policy regarding tube order collection may be slightly different, so follow your institutions policies. Yellow tubes: Usually for blood cultures, these tubes needs to be drawn first and should be inverted 8-10 times after draw. Red tubes (Serum tubes): A serum tube is usually used for odd testing such as drug levels.