Phlebotomy collection and order of draw

Phlebotomy collection and order of draw

Here is our phlebotomy collection and order of draw information, or download the information in this PDF.

Order of draw

OrderNameLegendTubeDescription
1Citrate tubesBlue phlebotomy tubesOrder of draw Blue container 2.7ml blue top tube
2SST II Gel tubesYellow tube phlebotomy collectionOrder of draw Orange container 5.0ml yellow top tube
3Heparin tubesPhlebotomy green tubesOrder of draw Green container 6.0ml green top tube
4Barricor tubes (For use in ED and ICU only, supplied by hospital stores)Barricor lidBarricor tube 5.5ml light green top tube
5EDTA tubesPurple tube phlebotomy collectionOrder of draw purple container 4.0ml mauve top tube
6Cross-matchesPhlebotomy pink tubesOrder of draw Pink container6.0ml pink top tube
7Fluoride OxalateGrey tube phlebotomy collectionOrder of draw Grey container 2.0ml grey top tube

NOTE:

Labelling

Ensure all specimens are labelled with the patient’s first name, last name, date of birth and date/time of collection.