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Phlebotomy Tube Colors And Additives

49 Questions
Phlebotomy Quizzes & Trivia

Info comes from Phlebotomy Essentials 4th Edition and my instructor's lecturing

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      PST, SST, Red-non additive, Grey, PPT

    • B. 

      Orange, Red, Royal Blue, Light Green

    • C. 

      Yellow, Red-clot activator, PST, SST, Pink

    • D. 

      Red-non additive, PST, Gray, SST

    • E. 

      Yellow, SST, Light Green, PPT, Gray

  • 2. 
    SST tubes can be these colors: ________ and ________.
    • A. 

      Red and gray

    • B. 

      Red & black and gold

    • C. 

      Red & black and yellow

    • D. 

      Orange and lavendar

    • E. 

      Gray and green

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Sodium Citrate

    • B. 

      Thrombin

    • C. 

      SPS

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Red-clot activator

    • B. 

      Red-non additive

  • 5. 
    In what tube will you find ACD?
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Orange

    • C. 

      Yellow

    • D. 

      Gray

  • 6. 
    Sodium citrate is found in what tube?
    • A. 

      Gray

    • B. 

      Pink

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Light blue

  • 7. 
    Sodium citrate is a/an _______.
    • A. 

      Coagulant

    • B. 

      Anticoagulant

    • C. 

      Gel separator

    • D. 

      Glycolytic

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      EDTA

    • B. 

      PPT

    • C. 

      Oxalate

    • D. 

      Thrombin

  • 9. 
    A clot activator that yields _______ in a green tube is called ________.
    • A. 

      Plasma, serum

    • B. 

      Heparin (sodium or lithium), serum

    • C. 

      Serum, plasma

    • D. 

      Plasma, heparin (sodium or lithium)

  • 10. 
    An anticoagulant found in glucose-collecting tubes is called ________.
    • A. 

      Sodium fluoride and potassium oxalate

    • B. 

      Sodium citrate and potassium oxalate

    • C. 

      Potassium oxalate and acid citrate dextrose

    • D. 

      Sodium fluoride

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      SST, PST, ACD, SPS

    • B. 

      SPS, SST, PST, EDTA

    • C. 

      PST, SST, EDTA, SPS

    • D. 

      EDTA, SST, SPS, PST

  • 12. 
    Sterile tubes have what color tops?
    • A. 

      Green

    • B. 

      Light blue

    • C. 

      Yellow

    • D. 

      Gold

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Orange

    • B. 

      Royal Blue

    • C. 

      Gray

    • D. 

      Light Green

    • E. 

      Pearl

  • 14. 
    PST stands for:
    • A. 

      Pressure setting tube

    • B. 

      Plasma separator tube

    • C. 

      Preparation sodium tube

    • D. 

      Plasma serum top

    • E. 

      Plasma sepsis tube

  • 15. 
    EDTA is what?
    • A. 

      A serum yielding substance

    • B. 

      A plasma-serum yielding substance

    • C. 

      An anticoagulant, plasma yielding substance

    • D. 

      An anticoagulant, serum yielding substance

    • E. 

      A clot activator, plasma yielding substance

  • 16. 
    Lavender tubes contain what?
    • A. 

      SPS

    • B. 

      Hair

    • C. 

      Heparin

    • D. 

      Plasma

    • E. 

      EDTA

  • 17. 
    PST (plasma separator tube) contains ______, yields _______, and has what color top?
    • A. 

      Lithium heparin, plasma, green

    • B. 

      Gel, plasma, green

    • C. 

      Lithium heparin, serum, gray

    • D. 

      Blood, fat, clear

    • E. 

      Lithium heparin, serum, green

  • 18. 
    Light green tubes contain what additive?
    • A. 

      EDTA

    • B. 

      SPS

    • C. 

      Heparin

    • D. 

      Sodium Citrate

    • E. 

      Potassium Oxalate

  • 19. 
    Glucose is performed on what color top?
    • A. 

      Green

    • B. 

      Light blue

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Grey

    • E. 

      Orange

  • 20. 
    Potassium oxalate is contained in what tube?
    • A. 

      Light blue

    • B. 

      Orange

    • C. 

      Gold

    • D. 

      Lavender

    • E. 

      Grey

  • 21. 
    Sodium fluoride is paired with what additive?
    • A. 

      Sodium heparin

    • B. 

      Potassium Chloride

    • C. 

      Acid citrate

    • D. 

      Potassium Oxalate

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Grey

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Clear

    • E. 

      Yellow

  • 23. 
    Whole blood is collected in what color tubes?
    • A. 

      Pearl

    • B. 

      Lavendar

    • C. 

      Yellow

    • D. 

      Light blue

    • E. 

      Light green

  • 24. 
    What is the additive in light blue tubes?
    • A. 

      Sodium cyanide

    • B. 

      Sodium fluoride

    • C. 

      Sodium chloride

    • D. 

      Sodium citrate

    • E. 

      Sodium citracal

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Sodium or Lithium helium

    • B. 

      Sodium polyanetholesulfate

    • C. 

      Thrombin

    • D. 

      Sodium Fluoride

    • E. 

      Sodium or Lithium heparin

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      Anticoagulant: EDTA

    • B. 

      Anticoagulant: SPS

    • C. 

      Clot activator: Lithium heparin

    • D. 

      Clot deactivator: PST

    • E. 

      Thrombin

  • 27. 
    Pink tubes contain:
    • A. 

      Sodium Citrate

    • B. 

      FDA

    • C. 

      EDTA

    • D. 

      PPT

    • E. 

      SPS

  • 28. 
    Orange tubes contain:
    • A. 

      Thrombus

    • B. 

      Thrombil

    • C. 

      Thrombim

    • D. 

      Thrombin

    • E. 

      Thrombic

  • 29. 
    Light green tubes contain:
    • A. 

      Heparin with gel

    • B. 

      Heparin with thrombin

    • C. 

      Heparin

    • D. 

      Heparin with EDTA

    • E. 

      Heparin with oxalate

  • 30. 
    Plasma separator tubes are what color:
    • A. 

      Lavendar

    • B. 

      Orange

    • C. 

      Light green

    • D. 

      Red

    • E. 

      Gold

  • 31. 
    EDTA can be found in which tubes?
    • A. 

      Light blue, Pink

    • B. 

      Light green, Light blue

    • C. 

      Lavendar, Grey

    • D. 

      Lavendar, Pink

    • E. 

      Orange, Pink

  • 32. 
    PST is a ______________ and yields _______.
    • A. 

      Prostate seeking tube, plasma

    • B. 

      Serum separator tube, plasma

    • C. 

      Plasma separator tube, serum

    • D. 

      Plasma separator tube, plasma

  • 33. 
    SST is a ____________ and yields _________.
    • A. 

      Plasma separator tube, serum

    • B. 

      Serum separator tube, plasma

    • C. 

      Serum separator tube, serum

    • D. 

      Plasma separator tube, plasma

  • 34. 
    Serum is yielded in an SST because it contains what additive?
    • A. 

      Clot agglutinins

    • B. 

      Gel and thixotropic separator

    • C. 

      Anticoagulant and gel

    • D. 

      Clot activator and gel

    • E. 

      Serum and gel

  • 35. 
    Orange tubes yield ______ because they contain _________.
    • A. 

      Plasma, clot activator

    • B. 

      Serum, clot activator

    • C. 

      Plasma, anticoagulant

    • D. 

      Serum, anticoagulant

  • 36. 
    Red tubes that can be used as a discard tube often contain:
    • A. 

      Clot activator

    • B. 

      Thixotropic gel

    • C. 

      No additive

    • D. 

      Carcinomas

    • E. 

      Plasma preservation gel

  • 37. 
    A clot activator tube without gel that comes after yellow but before orange is what color?
    • A. 

      Light blue

    • B. 

      Red-non additive

    • C. 

      Red-clot activator

    • D. 

      Gold

    • E. 

      Red & Black

  • 38. 
    A tube that is vitally important for coagulation tests is ______, contains ______, and yields ________.
    • A. 

      Yellow, SPS, whole blood

    • B. 

      Light blue, blood, EDTA

    • C. 

      Orange, thrombin, serum

    • D. 

      Light blue, sodium citrice, serum

    • E. 

      Light blue, sodium citrate, serum

  • 39. 
    Sodium polyanetholesulfate is found in what tubes?
    • A. 

      Blood collection tubes

    • B. 

      Chemistry tubes

    • C. 

      Blood culture tubes

    • D. 

      Serology tubes

    • E. 

      Blood bank tubes

  • 40. 
    Clot activator and gel can be found in:
    • A. 

      Red and yellow tubes

    • B. 

      Green and grey tubes

    • C. 

      Red and grey tubes

    • D. 

      Green and light blue tubes

    • E. 

      Red and green tubes

  • 41. 
    Sodium citrate is a/an:
    • A. 

      Anticoagulant

    • B. 

      Clot activator

  • 42. 
    Presence of clot activator yields:
    • A. 

      Plasma

    • B. 

      Plasmic gel

    • C. 

      Serology

    • D. 

      Serum

    • E. 

      Serial

  • 43. 
    Presence of anticoagulant yields:
    • A. 

      Plasmic

    • B. 

      Plasma

    • C. 

      Serium

    • D. 

      Serum

    • E. 

      Plasm

  • 44. 
    Correct order:
    • A. 

      Grey, green, gold

    • B. 

      Gold, yellow, royal blue

    • C. 

      Orange, red, grey

    • D. 

      Orange, pst, sst

    • E. 

      Sst, orange, pink

  • 45. 
    In the order of draw, anticoagulants are drawn before clot activators.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 46. 
    If electrolytes are requested, what tube is needed?
    • A. 

      SST

    • B. 

      Sodium heparin

    • C. 

      Lithium fluoride

    • D. 

      Lithium heparin

    • E. 

      Heparin chloride

  • 47. 
    Why should you choose lithium heparin as the additive when electrolytes are requested?
    • A. 

      It reacts better with the blood

    • B. 

      It contains better quality additive

    • C. 

      Lithium is an electrolyte and can enhance the value in the blood

    • D. 

      Lithium is not an electrolyte and will not affect the values in the blood

    • E. 

      Sodium is not an electrolyte and will not be affected by its presence in the tube

  • 48. 
    Which tube contains blood that is most like that inside our bodies?
    • A. 

      Lavender

    • B. 

      Grey

    • C. 

      Pink

    • D. 

      Gold

    • E. 

      SST

  • 49. 
    A blood bank tube that contains _______ is _______.
    • A. 

      Sodium heparin, light blue

    • B. 

      Potassium oxalate, pink

    • C. 

      EDTA, grey

    • D. 

      EDTA, pink

    • E. 

      No-additive, red