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SONCY: Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 5pm

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COULTER: mon-thurs: 8am-5pm • Fri 8am-3pm

3501 Soncy, Suite 116 Amarillo, TX

1301 S. Coulter, Suite 101 Amarillo, TX

3501 Soncy, Suite 116 • Amarillo, TX

1301 S. Coulter, Suite 101 • Amarillo, TX

WHICH TUBE DO I DRAW

Phlebotomy Vacutainer Tube List

TUBE COLOR

TEST

DEPARTMENT

DEPARTMENT

LAVENDER

CBC, ESR, HgbA1C, Blood Bank (must have within 24 hrs), CF (need form), ESR (must have within 12hrs)

Hematology, Chemistry,  Blood Banking

EDTA

LIGHT BLUE

PT/INR, COAG FACTOR, FIBRiNOGEN, D-DIMER, APTT(must reach lab within 4 hrs or freeze)

COAG

Sodium Citrate

RED/GOLD CENTER  (SST)

BMP, CMP, LIPID, RENAL, THYROIDS, IRON, LIVER, CARDIAC, B12, FOLATE PSA,
PRE-ALBUMIN, RPR, FA, CEA, CREATININE CLEARANCE, CPK, LDL, HIV, HEPATITIS, ANA, MONO

Chemistry

Clot activator and serum separating gel

RED/BLACK CENTER

DILANTIN, DRUG LEVELS (can interchange with SST or drawn extra if add ons are suspected)

Chemistry

No additive

LIGHT GREEN

AMMONIA (place tube on ice immediately; must be run within 30 mins of collection)
Tube must be spun and plasma poured off and frozen with in 20 mins of collection.

Chemistry

Lithium Heparin
Sodium Heparin

LAVENDER

AMMONIA- If not able to run within 30 mins
Tube must be spun and plasma poured off and frozen with in 20 mins of collection.

Chemistry

EDTA

ROYAL BLUE

HEAVY METALS, TRACE ELEMENTS, Lead

Chemistry

Non Additive
EDTA

GRAY

LACTIC ACID
BLOOD ALCOHOL

Chemistry

Sodium Fluoride
Potassium Oxalate

Blood Cultures

TUBE COLOR

TEST

DEPARTMENT

DEPARTMENT

PURPLE
(anaerobic)

Use first if patient is not
on antibiotics

Micro

Culture Media

BLUE
(aerobic)

Use second if patient is not on antibiotics

Micro

Culture Media

ORANGE
(FN anaerobic)

Use first if patient is on antibiotics

Micro

Culture Media

GREEN
(FA aerobic)

Use second if patient is on antibiotics

Micro

Culture Media

YELLOW
Pediatric

Use for infants or pediatrics

Micro

Culture Media