Explain the order of the draw (for tubes).
DefinitionExplanation should include the following as Clinical and Laboratory Standard Institute (CLSI) lists the order of draw:
- Blood culture tube
- Coagulation tube (e.g., blue closure)
- Serum tube with or without clot activator and with or without gel (e.g., red closure)
- Heparin tube with or without gel plasma separator (e.g., green closure)
- EDTA tube with or without gel separator (e.g., lavender closure, pearl closure)
- Glycolytic inhibitor (e.g., gray closure)
- Why is the order of the draw important?
- What color tube is drawn first?
- What is a potential complication for not drawing a blank tube of blood if indicated?
- Why is the order of the draw so important?
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