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What tube is used for a CBC, and what department does it go to? Lavender, EDTA, Hematology What does a ESR test look for? Which department and what color tube? Inflammation, arthritis etc..Lavender, EDTA, Hematology What is a retic test? What tube and what department? Reticulocyte cell count, Lavender, EDTA, Hematology What is a HgbA1c or A1c? Hemaglobin a1c/glycated hemaglobin What tube is used for a HgbA1c? Lavender What is a FK506 and what tube is used? Test for transplant rejection, Lavender, EDTA What is Pt and Ptt, their purpose and department? Protime, partial thromboplastin time, clotting disorder and coagulation What tube is used for T-cells or lymphocyte panels? Yellow. HIV immune status What department does blood cultures go? Microbiology What tube is used to check amonia? Green What tube is used for a BMP or CMP? Green or SST What is another name for FBS? Fasting blood sugar/glucose What department does an insulin test go to? Chemistry What tube is used for a LFT? SST/Tiger What is a common name for Chem 7? BMP What is the general purpose of a BMP or CMP? Check for liver and kidney function-general health What is a TSH? Thyroid stiumulating hormone, SST, Chemistry dept. What is a GGT? Gamma Glutamyltransferase liver disease/ SST/ Chemistry What is uric acid? A test looking for Mono auto immune disorders, SST, Chemistry What is a CA125? Cancer antigen, detects stages of cancer What is a CRP? C-reactive protein, detects risk of heart disease, SST, Chemistry What is a PSA? Prostate specific antigen, detects prostate cancer, enlarged prostate, SST, Chemistry What is an RA? Rheumatoid factor, detects rheumatoid arthritis, SST, Chemistry What is an RPR? Test for syphallis, SST, Chemistry What is HCV? Hepatitis C virus, SST chemistry What tube is used for a Hpylori test? SST, chemistry What is an HcG? Human Chorionic Gonadtropin, SST, chemistry Stool samples go to what department? Microbiology What is the additive in the blue top tube? Sodium citrate, anticoagulant What is the additive in the lavender/purple top tube? EDTA, anti-coagulant What part of the blood is the coagulation dept. most interested in? Plasma What additive is found in the red top tube? NONE What additive is found in the yellow tube? Acid Citrate dextrose What is the additive in the green top tube? Sodium heperin or litium heperin What additive is in the gray top tube? sodium floride What additive is in the SST? Clot activators and thixotropic gel for serum seperation What is BUN and what tube would you use? Blood urea nitrogen, SST What is CK and what tube is used? Creatinine phosphokinease, SST What is CRIT and what tube is used? Hematocrit, Lavender What is FBS? Fasting blood sugars What is FSH and what tube is used? Follicle stimulating hormone, SST What is GC? gonorrhea What is Gtt? Glucose tolerance test Troponin is drawn in what color tube? SST HIV is drawn in what color tube? SST What is LH and what color tube? Lutenizing hormone, SST What is Lytes? Electrolytes, SST What is a T4 and what color tube? Thyroxine, SST What is T&C and what color tube? Type and cross, Lavender What is VAP and what color tube? Valporic Acid, SST

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