What are the colors of the test tubes used by a phlebotomist and what tests are each color used for?
With over a million tests performed, this would be a difficuult inclusive answer. In general, there are numerous tubes (approxiamtely 20); however, the most common tubes are lavender, green, gray, "tiger", yellow, red, pink, navy, lt blue, and lt green.
The lavender is generally used for hematology tests such as a CBC and contains EDTA. This is an anticoagulant that chelates calcium. It can be used for come chemistry tests such as glycohemoglobin and ammonia tests.
The green tube contains either sodium or lithium heparin (more commonly lithium heparin) and are used for stat chemistry...
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