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Phlebotomy Guide

Phlebotomy Guide

Adult Phlebotomy - Quick Reference

Recommended Order of Draw:

  1. Blood culture bottles
  2. Coagulation tube (light blue top)
  3. Plain tubes (yellow/red top)
  4. Other tables with additives (in the order shown below)

Tube Type Catalogue Determinations


sample tube

367914

draw vol:
2.7 ml

HAEM: All Coagulation requests including Thrombophilia

Buffered Sodium
Citrate 3.2%


sample tube

367973

draw vol:
5 ml

HAEM: Vit B12, Serum Folate, Ferritin, Infectious Mononucleosis

IMMUN: All Immunology requests except HLA Typing & Cell Markers

CHEM: Urea & Electrolytes, Calcium Group, LFTs, Lipids, Amylase, Cardiac Enzymes, Magnesium, Fructosamine, Copper, Salicylate, Paracetamol, Lithium, Digoxin, Hormone Profiles, TSH, Alpha-feto Protein, PSA, Vitamins, Insulin, Cholinesterase, Cryoglobulins, Electrophoresis, Osmalality, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring.

Plasma Separating Tubes are used on some wards instead of SST, these are appropriate for most, but not all biochemistry tests, if in doubt please contact the laboratory.

SST


sample tube

 

 

Trace Metal Free Tube


sample tube

367885

draw vol:
6 ml

Galactose - 1 - PO4 Chromosomes Study

Lithium Heparin


sample tube

367879

draw vol:
4 ml

HAEM: FBC, Platelets, Retics, Red Cell Folate, Plasma Viscosity, Sickle Cell Tests, Malarial Parasites

CHEM: Ammonia, CarboxyHb, Lead, Porphyrin, Red Cell Transetolase, HbA1C, Cyclosporin

EDTA


sample tube

367941

draw vol:
6 ml

Cross match, Blood Group Antibody Screen and Direct Coombs Test

EDTA Crossmatch


sample tube

367934

draw vol:
2 ml

Glucose, Alcohol, Lactate, Xylose

Fluoride Oxalate





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