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SELECTING THE APPROPRIATE TUBE

For the complete blood draw procedure and the correct order of draw, go to Routine Venipuncture Procedure.


LIGHT GREEN B.D. TUBE
(Lithium Heparin; has gel in the bottom)
*printed on collection label as "GRN"
*
As of May 3, 2009, this tube color has changed from the formerly used Green Halo. The green halo may still be accepted.

light green halo


Acetaminophen
Albumin
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Alkaline Phosphatase
ALT (GPT)
Ammonia (on ice)
Amylase 
AST (GOT)
Barbiturates (SBAR)
Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)
Benzodiazepine (SBNZ)
Beta-hCG
BUN
Calcium,Total 
Cholesterol
CK, Total
 CKMB  
CKI 
 Chloride 
Cortisol 
Carbamazapine (Tegretol)
Complete Metabloic Panel (CMP) 
Creatinine 
Digoxin  
Direct Bilirubin
Electrolytes (LYT)
Ethanol (Alcohol)
Estradiol (ESTRA) 
Ferritin
Folate
Free T3
Free T4 
FSH
Gentamycin( random, peak, trough)
GGT
Glucose (random)
HDL Cholesterol
Iron Studies (Fe, TIBC, %SAT)
Lactic dehydrogenase (LDH)
LDL Cholesterol
Lipase
Lipid Profile
Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
LYT (Electrolytes)
Magnesium (Mg)
Myoglobin
Na(Sodium)
Osmolality
Phenobarbitol
Phenytoin (Dilantin)
Phosphorous (PO4)
Potassium (K)
Ketones
Transferrin
Salicylate (ASA, aspirin)
Sodium (Na)
Tricylics (STAD)
T3 (Triiodothyronine)
Thiamine (Vit B-1)
T4 (total Thyroxine)
T Uptake
Theophylline
TIBC (Total Iron Binding Capacity)
Tobramycin
Total Bilirubin
Triglycerides
Troponin I
TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)

GOLD TOP B.D. TUBE
(serum, no anticoagulant, has gel in the bottom)>
*printed on collection label as "1GO", "2GO", or "3GO"
*As of May 11, 2009, this tube color has changed from the formerly used Red Halo. The red halo may still be accepted.

New gold top
Aldolase
Alpha Fetoprotein
ANA
Anti-MAG
Anti-GM1
ASO
Aldosterone
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin
ACE
ANCA, IgG
Acetylcholine Receptor AB
Alpha Sub Unit

Aspergillus (own tube)
ALL HEPATITS TESTS
Beta 2 Microglobulin (B2M)
BoneTRAP
Bone Alkaline Phos
Brucella Antibody
C3, C4
Caffeine
CA-125
CA-19-9
CA-15-3
CALCIUM, IONIZED
Calcitonin
Ceruloplasmin
CEA
C-Peptide
CMV Antibody (IgG, IgM)
CRP (HIGH SENSITIVITY)

Cystatin C
DHEA-SO4
Free Dilantin
(2 tubes)

 
DNA
EBV
Ehrlichia, IgG
ENA
EPO

Free Kappa, free lambda (FRLC)
Gastrin (on ice)

Growth Factors:
     TNF-Alpha
     G-CSF
     GM-CSF
Haptoglobin
Hepatitis Testing (ALL)
HGH (Human Growth Hormone)
HHV6
HIV

IgG, IgA, IgM, IgE, IgD, Kappa, Lambda
IL6
Immunofixation (IFE)
IGF-1
Insulin

Lithium
Lupus Anticoag
(1 Red Halo)
MM2
Methotrexate
Osteocalcin
Oncotic Pressure
PTH-Intact
Prolactin
Prealbumin
Pregnancy, Serum
Progesterone
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA(Diagnostic and Screening)
Protein Electrophoresis (SPEP)
PROTEIN, TOTAL
Quant Immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA, IgM)
Rhabdomyolysis Panel (+Urine)
Rheumatoid Factor (RF)
Rubella
Smooth Muscle Ab

Streptozyme
Testosterone (TSTO)
Testosterone, Free
TPO (Thyroid Peroxidase Ab)
Toxoplasma (IgG, IgM)

Vitamin A (protect from light)
Vitamin D, 25-OH (protect from light)
Vitamin D, 125 DiOH (protect from light)
Vitamin E

PLAIN RED TOP ONLY
No Anticoagulant, No gel


Acid phophatase
Bactericidal Level
Caffeine
Chloramphenicol

Clonazepam
Cryoglobulin (in warm sand)
Cryptococcus
Cold Aggl (warm sand)
Drugs of Abuse

 

Extractable Nuclear Antigens (ENA)
     SM
     RNP
     Scl70
     SSA/SSb
Flecainide
Monospot
Ostase (Bone-Specific ALP)
PNH Screen
RPR
Tularemia
Varicella Zoster
VDRL

SPECIAL RED TOP
No additives, silicone, gel, or anticoagulant

HLA Antibody Screen
Platelet-Specific Antibody Screen


YELLOW  - (YT)
ACD (Solution A)


Acid Phosphatase
G-6-PD
HLA-ABC Antigens
HLA-B27 Antigen
HLA-DR,DQ Antigens
HLA-Flow Crossmatch
HLA High Resolution Class I Molecular Typing (3 tubes)
HLA High Resolution Class II Molecular Typing (2 tubes)
Sucrose Hemolysins


DARK BLUE - (RBL)
NO Anticoagulant

 

Aluminum
Chromium
Copper
Manganese
Zinc

 


TAN TOP (EDTA)

Lead
 


GRAY TOP - (GYT)
NaF + K/OX
 

Glucose Tolerance Testing (in series)
Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS)
Lactic Acid (on ice)

 


GREEN TOP - (GRN)
Lithium Heparin

 

Ammonia (on ice)
Electrolytes (STAT)
Glucose (STAT)
Osmotic Fragility

 


SPECIAL GREEN TOP - (SGRN)
Sodium Heparin

 

CMV Buffy Coat Culture
Cyanide
Cyclex
Cytoplasmic Immunoglobulin vs DNA (Flow Cytometry:
Draw 1 LT also)

Cytogenetics Chromosome Analysis
FISH studies

 

LIGHT BLUE TOP - (BLT)
Sodium Citrate


APCR
AT-III
D-Dimer
Factor Assays
Fibrinogen
Heparin
Hypercoagulation Panel (3 tubes)
Lupus Anticoagulant (2 tubes)
Mixing Study Screen
Plasma Viscosity
Platelet Function Screen (2 tubes)
Protein C
Protein S
PT/PTT
Reptilase Time
Thrombin Time


LAVENDER TOP - (LT)br /> (Purple top)
K/EDTA

 

ACTH (on ice)
BNP (6 mL tube)
CBC/Platelets/5 part diff
CMV Antigen
Coombs, Direct
Coombs,Indirect
Cyclosporin
e
Differential
EBV by PCR
Eosinophil Count
ESR (Sed Rate)
FK506 (Tacrolimus)
Flow Cytometry (all tests)
Factor V Leiden (PCR)
Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1C)
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis
(HBP)
Intraoperative PTH

Kleihauer Stain
Plasma Free H
emoglobin
Platelet Ab (1 LT + 1 pink)
Prothrombin Gene (PCR)
RBC Folate
Renin (2 tubes on ice)
Reticulocyte Count
Sickle Cell
Screen
Type and Screen

PINK TOP - (PT)
No additive, silicone coating or anticoagulant)



HLA Antibody Screen


PEARL TOP (PPT)
Plasma Preparation Tube
K2EDTA

Quantitative CMV, PCR
HIV-1 Viral Load
HIV-1 by PCR Ultra Sensitive

See also Vacutainer Tubes

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