What is a Vacuette serum tube?
The innovative VACUETTE® Blood Collection Tubes made out of virtually unbreakable PET plastic have set the standard on today’s market. They provide improved safety and hygiene during specimen collection procedures with the advantage of being as clear as glass.
What vacutainer tubes are used for serum?
BD Vacutainer® Plus Plastic Serum Tubes have spray-coated silica and are used for serum determinations in chemistry, serology, and immunohematology. All BD Vacutainer® Tubes, except for Citrate, that are13x75mm in size with a draw volume of 3.0ml or less, are considered partial draw tubes.
What tube is EDTA in?
VACUETTE® EDTA tubes are used for determinations in EDTA whole blood for haematology, immunohaematology or for the molecular biological identification of viruses, parasites and bacteria after centrifugation and plasma for clinical chemistry.
What are the different vacutainer tubes?
Vacutainer tubes may contain additives designed to stabilize and preserve the specimen prior to analytical testing….Types of tubes.
|Tube cap color or type||Additive||Usage and comments|
|Gray||Sodium fluoride (glycolysis inhibitor) Potassium oxalate (anticoagulant)||Glucose, lactate|
What is the order of draw by tube color?
Standard order of draw: BLOOD CULTURES, royal blue, red, light blue, SST (Gold), green, tan, yellow, pink, pearl, lavender. If a coag tube (light blue) is the only tube or the first tube to be drawn, a 5 mL discard tube must be drawn first.
What is the order of blood collection tubes?
Standard order of draw: BLOOD CULTURES, royal blue, red, light blue, SST (Gold), green, tan, yellow, pink, pearl, lavender. If a coag tube (light blue) is the only tube or the first tube to be drawn, a 5 mL discard tube must be drawn first. or incubation conditions.
What is the correct order of draw in venipuncture?
The order of draw is based on CLSI Procedures and Devices for the Collection of Capillary Blood Specimens; Approved Standard – Sixth Edition, September 2008. This standard recommends that EDTA tubes be drawn first to ensure good quality specimen, followed by other additive tubes and finally, serum specimen tubes.
What is the proper order of the draw?
The correct order of draw follows:
- Blood culture tube or bottle.
- Sodium citrate tube (eg, blue closure)
- Serum tubes, including those with clot activator and gels (eg, red, red-speckled, gold closures)
- Heparin tube with or without gel (eg, dark green, light green, speckled green closures)