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The actual detection time depends on dose, drug tolerance, body mass, age, overall health, pH, frequency of use, and individual metabolism. During centrifugation, the gel moves to create a barrier between cells and serum, providing access to the serum for various chemistry, serology, and other procedures. Serum separator tubes are recommended for most testing, but please check individual specimen requirements for restrictions.
When using a serum separator tube, collect the specimen using standard venipuncture technique. Gently invert the tube five 5 times to mix the clot activator with the blood. Avoid vigorous agitation of collected specimens. Allow the tube to clot for minutes in a vertical position.
Do not centrifuge immediately after drawing the blood. Do not allow the blood to clot with the tube in a horizontal position. Do not allow the tube to stand more than one hour before centrifuging. Centrifuge the tube for minutes at about xg. The centrifuge RPMs will differ depending on the centrifuge and rotor used.
The gel barrier will form, separating the serum from the clot. After centrifugation, the gel should be intact and the cells and serum completely separated. Do not re-centrifuge the tube if the barrier is incomplete. Contact the laboratory if you are having difficulty centrifuging specimens.
This is a strong anticoagulant and these tubes are usually used for complete blood counts CBC. Lavender top tubes are generally used when whole blood is needed for analysis. Can also be used for some blood bank procedures such as blood type and screen. Note: After the tube has been filled with blood, immediately invert the tube several times to prevent coagulation.
Light Blue-Top Tube Sodium Citrate : This tube contains sodium citrate as an anticoagulant and is used for drawing blood for coagulation studies. Note: It is imperative that the tube be completely filled. The ratio of blood to anticoagulant is critical for valid prothrombin time results.
Immediately after draw, invert the tube 6 to 10 times to activate the anticoagulant. The recommended order of draw for plastic vacutainer tubes is: First — blood culture bottle or tube yellow or yellow-black top Second — coagulation tube light blue top.
If just a routine coagulation assay is the only test ordered, then a single light blue top tube may be drawn. If there is a concern regarding contamination by tissue fluids or thromboplastins, then one may draw a non-additive tube first, and then the light blue top tube.
Third — non-additive tube red top Last draw — additive tubes in this order: SST red-gray or gold top. Contains a gel separator and clot activator. Sodium heparin dark green top PST light green top. Contains lithium heparin anticoagulant and a gel separator. Contains acid citrate dextrose. Erroneous test results may be obtained when the blood is not thoroughly mixed with the additive.
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