Lavender Top Tube (K2EDTA) – (Use For Hematology, Hemoglobin A₁c, Fluid Cell Count)
- Allow the tube to fill until blood/fluid flow ceases.
Note: Some tubes are not intended to fill completely. This is a partial draw tube (3mL) and will only fill to the black mark on the tube.
- Immediately after drawing, gently invert the tube 5-10 times to activate the anticoagulant and prevent clotting.
- Use the bar code label with the patient’s name and ID to identify the specimen.
- Do not centrifuge.
- Refrigerate at 2°-8° C.