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What is the additive for a sterile yellow tube? SPS or ACD What is the additive for a red tube? No additive What is the additive in a lt. blue tube? Sodium Citrate What is the additive for a tiger top? Barrier gel and clot activator What is the additive for a lt. green tube? Barrier gel and Heparin What is the additive for a green tube? Heparin What is the additive for a lavender tube? EDTA What is the addtive for a gray tube? Potassium Oxalate and Sodium Fluoride What is significant about the royal blue tubes? They have special stoppers and chemically clean glass. What three tubes have a barrier gel in them? SST, PST, and Pearl/White What does PST stand for? Plasma Separator Tube What does SST stand for? Serum Separator Tube What is the additive in a Pearl/White tube? Barrier gel and EDTA What are the two types of anticoagulant? binding calcium and thrombin inhibiting What are other name for the SST tube? Tiger top, gold, red/gray, speckled What is another name for the PST tube? Lt. Green Which tubes do not have to be inverted? Red and Gold What are the three types of heparin? lithium, ammonium, sodium What tube must have a red tube drawn before? Lt. Blue Dark blue tubes can have what three additives? None (red label), heparin (green label), and EDTA (lav label) Which tubes are "clotter" tubes? Red and SST Clotter tubes will use plasma or serum? Serum Which tubes should be inverted at least 6-8 times? the ones with additives What color tube should be drawn before a lt. blue tube? Red Which tube should be full always? Lt. Blue What is the ratio of blood to anticoagulant in a lt. blue tube? 9:1 The lavender tube will be using whole blood, plasma, or serum? whole blood or plasma The lt. blue tube will be using whole blood, plasma, or serum? plasma The lt. green tube will be using whole blood, plasma, or serum? plasma The green tube will be using whole blood, plasma, or serum? plasma The pearl/white tube will be using whole blood, plasma, or serum? whole blood or plasma The red tube will be using whole blood, plasma, or serum? serum The tiger top tube will be using whole blood, plasma, or serum? serum The gray tube will be using whole blood, plasma, or serum? plasma Tube additives for routine phlebotomy.

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