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Yellow Steril, SPS (sodium polyethanol sulfonate) Tests: Blood cultures, collect microorganisms that cause blood infections Light blue Sodium Citrate (anticoag) Tests: Coagulation Tests, Prothrombin time (PT) and partial thromboplastin time (PTT) Red None Tests: blood typing, serology, testing for syphillis, mononucleosis and pregnancy Tiger Top Serum seperator tube (SST) Tests: chem test for electrolytes, liver and kidney functions and BUN Green Sodium Heparin- Chem tests, ammonia levels and electrolytes Tan Heparin, special formula that contains no lead, Tests: Lead levels Lavender EDTA(anti-coag) CBC, (w/differential means white cells are defined) Gray sodium fluoride or potassium oxalate Test: FBS and GTT Know the additives and tests for each blood draw tube