Matching the tube to the blood test
Sample requirements differ depending on whether the test request is for virology, serology, clinical biochemistry and/or haematology. The correct tubes for various applications are listed in Table 1.
|Tube type||Cap colour||Amount in |
|Clotted (plain)|| ||10|| |
|Lithium heparin|| ||10|| |
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)
| ||5|| |
Do not use fluoride oxalate tubes and specialist coagulation profile tubes for the tests in Table 1 above. Where specialised tests are required, contact DDLS on +61 (0)8 9368 3351 before submission.