Chemistry Tubes
Full Draw Tubes
  Additive Laboratory Use
  • Clot activator and gel for serum separation
  • Serum Separator Tube for serum determinations in chemistry. Tube inversions ensure mixing of clot activator with blood. Blood clotting time 30 minutes.
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    Light Green
  • Lithium heparin and gel for plasma separation
  • For plasma determinations in chemistry. Tube inversions prevent clotting.
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    Red
  • None (glass)
  • Clot activator
  • No gel
  • For serum determinations in chemistry and serology. Plastic tubes contain clot activator and are not recommended for blood banking. Tube inversions ensure mixing of clot activator with blood and clotting within 60 minutes.
  • royal blue hemogard solid
    Royal Blue
  • Sodium heparin
  • Na2EDTA
  • None (serum tube)
  • For trace-element, toxicology and nutritional-chemistry determinations. Special stopper formulation provides low levels of trace elements (see package insert).
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    Green
  • Sodium heparin
  • Lithium heparin
  • For plasma determinations in chemistry. Tube inversions prevent clotting.
  • royal blue hemogard solid
    Gray
  • Potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride
  • Sodium fluoride/Na2 EDTA
  • Sodium fluoride (serum tube)
  • For glucose determinations. Oxalate and EDTA anticoagulants will give plasma samples. Sodium fluoride is the antiglycolytic agent. Tube inversions ensure proper mixing of additive and blood.
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    Tan
    • Sodium heparin (glass)

    • K2EDTA (plastic)

  • For lead determinations. This tube is certified to contain less than .01µg/mL(ppm) lead. Tube inversions prevent clotting.
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  • Hematology Tubes

    Full Draw Tubes
    Tubes with Hemogard™
    Closure
    Tubes with Conventional
    Stopper
    Additive Laboratory Use
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    Lavender
    lavender
    Lavender
  • Liquid K3EDTA (glass)
  • Spray-dried K2EDTA (plastic)
  • K3EDTA for whole blood hematology determinations. K2EDTA for whole blood hematology determinations and immunohematology testing (ABO grouping, Rh typing, antibody screening). Tube inversions prevent clotting.

  • Coagulation Tubes

    Full Draw Tubes
    Tubes with Hemogard™
    Closure
    Tubes with Conventional
    Stopper
    Additive Laboratory Use
    light blue
    Light Blue
    light blue
    Light Blue
  • .105M sodium citrate
    (≈3.2%)
  • .129M sodium citrate (3.8%)
  • Citrate, theophylline, adenosine, dipyridamole (CTAD)
  • For coagulation determinations. NOTE: Certain test may require chilled specimens. Follow your institution's recommended procedures for collection and transport. CTAD for selected platelet function assays and routine coagulation determination. Tube inversions prevent clotting.

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    Pink
     
  • Spray-dried K2EDTA
  • For whole blood hematology determinations and immunohematology testing (ABO grouping, Rh typing, antibody screening). Designed with special cross-match label for required patient information by the AABB. Tube inversions prevent clotting.


    Microbiology Tubes

    Full Draw Vacutainer™ Tubes
    Tubes with Hemogard™
    Closure
    Tubes with Conventional
    Stopper
    Additive Laboratory Use
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    Yellow
  • Sodium polyanethol sulfonate (SPS)
  • SPS for blood culture specimen collections in micro-biology. Tube inversions prevent clotting.

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