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Vacutainer Order of Draw


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  • 1. BD Vacutainer  Order of Draw ® for Multiple Tube Collections Designed for Your Safety Reflects change in CLSI recommended Order of Draw (H3-A5, Vol 23, No 32, 8.10.2) Closure Color Collection Tube Mix by Inverting BD Vacutainer  Blood Collection Tubes (glass or plastic) ® • Blood Cultures - SPS 8 to 10 times* hen using a winged W blood collection set • Citrate Tube* 3 to 4 times for venipuncture and a coagulation or • D Vacutainer  SST B ® ™ 5 times (citrate) tube is the Gel Separator Tube first specimen tube to • erum Tube S 5 times (plastic) be drawn, a discard (glass or plastic) none (glass) tube should be drawn • D Vacutainer Rapid B ® first. The discard tube 5 to 6 times Serum Tube (RST) must be used to fill the blood collection or • BD Vacutainer  PST ® ™ 8 to 10 times set tubing’s “dead Gel Separator Tube space” with blood With Heparin but the discard tube • eparin Tube H 8 to 10 times does not need to be completely filled. This important step will or • EDTA Tube 8 to 10 times ensure proper blood- • D Vacutainer PPT B ™ ® to-additive ratio. The 8 to 10 times discard tube should Separator Tube K2EDTA with Gel be a nonadditive or coagulation tube. • luoride (glucose) Tube F 8 to 10 times Note: Always follow your facility’s protocol for order of draw BD Technical Services Handle all biologic samples and blood collection 1.800.631.0174 “sharps” (lancets, needles, luer adapters and blood collection sets) according to the policies BD Customer Service and procedures of your facility. Obtain appropriate medical attention in the event of any exposure to biologic samples (for example, through a puncture injury) since they may transmit viral 1.888.237.2762 hepatitis, HIV (AIDS), or other infectious diseases. Utilize any built-in used needle protector if the blood collection device provides one. BD does not recommend reshielding used needles, but the policies and procedures of your facility may differ and must always be followed. Discard any1 Becton DriveFranklin Lakes, NJ 07417 blood collection “sharps” in biohazard containers approved for their disposal. = 1 BD, BD Logo and all other trademarks are property of Becton, Dickinson and Company. © 2010 BD Franklin Lakes, NJ, 07417 1/10 VS5729-6