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ABG ARTERIAL BLOOD GASES -To determine if you have an imbalance in the amount of oxygen gas (O2) or carbon dioxide gas (CO2) in your blood or an acid-base imbalance, which may indicate a respiratory (lung/breathing), metabolic, or kidney disorder
CBC-Lavender COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT
CMP - Gold SST - Fasting 8 hours COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL -broad screening tool to evaluate organ function and check for conditions such as diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. The CMP may also be ordered to monitor known conditions, such as hypertension, and to monitor pati
Hct aka "packed cell volume" - Lavender HEMATOCRIT- The hematocrit is the percentage of the blood volume occupied by red blood cells.
Hgb - Lavender HEMOGLOBIN - The hemoglobin is the amount of oxygen carrying protein contained within the red blood cells.
BMP - Gold SST BASIC METABOLIC PANEL -ordered in the hospital emergency room setting because its components give doctors important information about the current status of your kidneys, electrolyte and acid/base balance, blood sugar, and calcium levels. Significant chang
BUN - kidney function BLOOD UREA NITROGEN -Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) is a waste product produced in the liver and excreted by the kidneys. High values may mean that the kidneys are not working as well as they should. BUN is also affected by high protein diets and/or strenuous
HCG - pregnancy test OR failing pregnancy HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN -routinely used to confirm pregnancy. Quantitative hCG testing (also frequently called beta hCG), measures the actual amount of hCG present in the blood. It may be ordered to help diagnose an ectopic pregnancy, to help diagnos
HIV - Plain Red - Sterile HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS AGENT
K+ POTASSIUM
Mg - Gold SST - MAGNESIUM
Na+ SODIUM
PT (coumadin/warfarin) - Light Blue-Sodium Citrate PROTHROMBIN TIME (patient ability to clot 10 to 13 sec.)measures how long it takes for a clot to form in a sample of blood. In the body, the clotting process involves a series of sequential chemical reactions called the coagulation cascade, in which coagu
PTT - heparin - Light Blue - Sodium Citrate PARTIAL THROMBO-PLASTIN TIME (patient ability to clot 20-34 sec.)
RBC RED CELL COUNT -a count of the actual number of red blood cells per volume of blood. Both increases and decreases can point to abnormal conditions.
SED RATE OR ESR - Lavender - EDTA ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE -To detect and monitor the activity of inflammation as an aid in the diagnosis and activity of the underlying cause, diagnose inflammatory arthritis. For example, a blood test called erythrocyte sedimentation rate measures h
STREP STREPTOCOCCUS
T&C TYPE & CROSS MATCH Blood typing is used to determine your blood group and what type of blood or blood components you can safely receive. It is important to ensure that there is compatibility between a patient who requires a transfusion of blood or blood c
TSH - Gold SST THYROID PROFILE/THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE
UA URINALYSIS
WBC WHITE CELL COUNT -a count of the actual number of white blood cells per volume of blood. Both increases and decreases can be significant.
T&S Plain Red - Sterile TYPE & SCREEN
BC BLOOD CULTURES
C&S CULTURE & SENSITIVITY
CRP C-REACTIVE PROTEIN - This is a marker for inflammation. Traditionally it has been used to assess inflammation in response to infection. However we use a highly sensitive C Reactive Protein which is useful in predicting vascular disease, heart attack or st
GTT GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST
BT BLEEDING TIME
CMP - Gold SST 8 hour fasting; SST Gel, chemistry dept.
GLUCOSE FASTING - Gold SST 8 hour fasting;SST Gel, chemistry dept. SST Gel, chemistry dept.
LIPID PANEL - Gold SST 12 hour fasting;
BMP - Gold SST SST Gel, chemistry dept.
DILANTIN - Plain Red Sterile - serology, blood bank, chemistry depts. (AKA Phenytoin)
ANTIBODY SCREEN - Plain Red Sterile - serology, blood bank, chemistry depts.
HIV - Plain Red Sterile - serology, blood bank, chemistry depts.
TYPE & SCREEN - Plain Red Sterile - serology, blood bank, chemistry depts.
CBC - Lavender EDTA - chemistry dept.
H&H - Lavender EDTA - chemistry dept.
SICKLE CELL - Lavender EDTA - chemistry dept.
SED RATE -erythrocyte sedimentation rate- Lavender EDTA - chemistry dept.
D-DIMER - Light Blue Sodium Citrate, Chemistry, Coagulation To determine phenytoin concentration in the blood, to maintain a therapeutic level, and to detect phenytoin toxicity
PT (coumadin 10 to 13 sec) - Light Blue Sodium Citrate, Chemistry, Coagulation
PTT (heparin 20 to 34 sec) - Light Blue Sodium Citrate, Chemistry, Coagulation
TROPONIN - Green Sodium Hep Gel, PST Gel - Chemistry Dept.
CKMB - Creatine Kinase–MB - Green Sodium Heparin, Chemistry Dept.CK–MB levels, along with total CK, are tested in persons who have chest pain to diagnose whether they have had a heart attack. Since a high total CK could indicate damage to either the heart or other muscles, CK–MB helps to
LIPASE - Gold SST SST Gel, Chemistry Dept.
MAGNESIUM - Gold SST SST Gel, Chemistry Dept.
TSH - Gold SST SST Gel, Chemistry Dept. -The TSH test is often the test of choice for evaluating thyroid function and/or symptoms of hyper- or hypothyroidism. It is frequently ordered along with or preceding a T4 test. Other thyroid tests that may be ordered include a T
BMP - Gold SST/gold specked/tiger top SST Gel, Chemistry Dept.
BeCause Blood Cultures
Better Blue - Coagulation
Specimens Serum - Red
Generate Green - Heparin
Perfect Purple/Lavender - EDTA
Goals Gray - glycolytic Inhibitor
THADS-SBC (red) Type & Screen, HIV, Antibody, Dilantin
CHSS- Chemistry - EDTA - Lavender CBC, H&H, Sickle Cell and Sed Rate, (erythrocyte sedimentation)
DDPP-CC - Chemistry & coagulation - Light Blue D-Dimer, Prothrombin Time (PT) and Partial Thrombo Time (PTT)
CT - Chemistry - Green- Heparin CKMB - Sodium Heparing and Troponin - Lithium Heparin Gel and PST get (plasma separator tube)
BLT MB & CGL- Chemistry - Gold SST Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP), Lipase, Thyroid Stimulation Hormone ( TSH) Magnesium (Mg), Beta. Comprehensive Metabolic Pane(CMP-8), Glucose-8, and Lipid Panel 12.



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