Phlebotomy Tubes

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Yellow Colored Tube (whole blood)

Sodium polyanethol sulfonate (SPS) or Acid citrate dextrose (ACD)

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Yellow/red Colored tube (serum/clot)

Polymer Barrier

3

Gold colored tube (serum/clot)

Clot activator or polymer barrier.

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Gray/Red or Clear Colored Tubes (serum/clot)

No additive/discard tube

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Red colored tube (serum/clot)

None or clot activator

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Yellow gray or orange colored tube (serum/clot)

Thrombin (rapid serum tube)

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Red/Black colored tube (serum/clot)

Clot activator and polymer barrier

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Green/gray or light green colored tubes (whole blood/plasma)

Polymer barrier and lithium heparin

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Light green colored tube (whole blood/plasma)

Polymer barrier and lithium heparin

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Light blue colored tube (whole blood/plasma)

Buffered sodium citrate

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Lavender (purple) colored tube (whole blood/plasma)

K3EDTA or K2EDTA or Na2EDTA

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Gray colored tube (whole blood/plasma)

Sodium Fluoride and potassium oxalate or sodium fluoride and Na2EDTA; or only sodium fluoride

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Green colored tube (whole blood/plasma)

Lithium heparin, sodium heparin, or ammonium heparin

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Royal Blue colored tube (whole blood/plasma)

K2EDTA-sterile tube for toxicology and nutritional studies

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Pink colored tube (whole blood/plasma)

Blood bank K2EDTA

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Tan colored tube (whole blood/plasma)

K2EDTA tube for lead testing

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Royal Blue colored tube (serum/clot)

Clot activator; sterile tube for trace elements, toxicology, and nutritional studies

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Lavender/Purple colored tube (whole blood)

K2EDTA, K3EDTA, or Na2EDTA

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Green colored tube (whole blood)

Lithium heparin, sodium heparin, or ammonium heparin

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Black colored tube (whole blood)

Sodium citrate for hematology