Order of Draw

IMPORTANT: When collecting samples, follow the order of draw published by Ascend. If the order of draw is not followed, then the additives in one tube can be transferred to another causing inaccurate results and cross-contamination.
  1. Bactec Culture Bottles
  2. Trace Metal Tubes (Royal Blue Top)
  3. Coagulation Tubes (Light Blue Top)
  4. Clot Activator Gel Separator Tubes (Red Top)
  5. Lithium Heparin Tubes
    (Short Green Top and Tall Green Top Tubes)
  6. EDTA Tubes (Lavender Top)
  7. Post Dialysis (Gold/White Top)