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What tube(s) contain an anticoagulant?



A. Lavender, Green, Blue, Lt. Blue, Grey
B. Pink, Grey Royal Blue, Green Lt. Blue
C. Red, Gold, Tiger Top, Brown, Lavender
D. Tiger top, Royal Blue, Mint Green, Lavender

This question is part of Phlebotomy National practice test
Asked by Hailie, Last updated: Sep 18, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

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John Smith

Answered Feb 04, 2017

Lavender, Green, Blue, Lt. Blue, Grey
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leslyn garvin

leslyn garvin

leslyn garvin
Leslyn garvin

Answered Oct 06, 2018

Lavender green blue lt blue grey

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N. Kingsley

N. Kingsley

N. Kingsley
N. Kingsley, Writer, Columbus

Answered Jul 17, 2018

Different medical tubes are color coded according to their use. They are all special tubes used by medical professional and have a universal coding system known to the medical staff. Certain colored tubes contain anticoagulants that prevent the blood from clotting. Once the blood is collected from the body, it will start coagulating immediately unless special measures are taken to prevent the coagulation.

The common colors containing anticoagulants include lavender, green, blue, Lt. Blue and grey. This color codes enable the medical staff to use the right tube when collecting blood for analysis. It also helps differentiate tubes from other phlebotomy ones.

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John Adney

John Adney

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John Adney

Answered Apr 14, 2017

I thought Tiger tops had anticoagulants in it? I mean I could be wrong..
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