What is EDTA tube used for?
EDTA is the anticoagulant used for most hematology procedures. Its primary use is for the CBC and individual components of the CBC. The larger 6 mL tube is used for blood bank procedures. This tube has no anticoagulant and is used for many chemistry tests, drug levels, and blood bank procedures.
What color tube is used for creatinine?
|Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2092 Geisinger Epic ID: 14339
|Preferred collection container:
|Stat/Line draws: 3 mL green/yellow-top (plasma separator) tube Routine requests/off-site specimens: 3.5 mL gold-top (serum separator) tube
|2 mL serum or plasma; minimum 0.5 mL.
How are Vacutainer blood collection tubes are safe?
BD Vacutainer plastic tubes offer a safe method of blood collection and reduce the potential for tube breakage and specimen spillage, thereby reducing the potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens. BD provides a full offering of Vacutainer® blood collection tubes in both glass and plastic.
What are the color codes of Vacutainer tubes?
Here is the list of Color codes of the tube, the Additives present in them and their common uses –. S.No. COLOR CODES. ADDITIVE. COMMONLY USED FOR. 1.) Purple / Lavender. EDTA (Ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid) CBC, BLOOD TYPING (Rh Factor & ABO Screening), Cross match, Hb, Red cell Indices, ESR by Wintrobe’s method etc.
Who is the inventor of the Vacutainer blood collection tube?
BD is the inventor of BD Vacutainer ® blood collection tubes as well as the worldwide leader in blood tubes. We support our products with extensive clinical expertise and educational materials to help you achieve the best possible results. Glass and plastic options
What kind of blood collection tubes do BD use?
Only BD provides a full offering of blood collection tubes in both glass and plastic. BD Vacutainer plastic tubes BD Vacutainer plastic tubes offer a safe method of blood collection and reduce the potential for tube breakage and specimen spillage, thereby reducing the potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens.