Phlebotomy collection and order of draw

Here is our phlebotomy collection and order of draw information, or download the information in this PDF.

Biochemistry

Haematology

Immunology

Order of draw

Order

Name

Legend

Tube

Description

1

Citrate tubes

Blue phlebotomy tubes

 Order of draw Blue container

2.7ml blue top tube

2

SST II Gel tubes

Yellow tube phlebotomy collection

 Order of draw Orange container

5.0ml yellow top tube

3

Heparin tubes

Phlebotomy green tubes

 Order of draw Green container

6.0ml green top tube

4 Barricor tubes (For use in ED and ICU only, supplied by hospital stores) Barricor lid Barricor tube

 

5.5ml light green top tube

5

EDTA tubes

Purple tube phlebotomy collection

 Order of draw purple container

4.0ml mauve top tube

6

Cross-matches

Phlebotomy pink tubes

Order of draw Pink container

6.0ml pink top tube

7

Fluoride Oxalate

Grey tube phlebotomy collection

 Order of draw Grey container

2.0ml grey top tube

NOTE:

Labelling

Ensure all specimens are labelled with the patient’s first name, last name, date of birth and date/time of collection.

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