Phlebotomy Tube Colors And Additives

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Phlebotomy Quizzes & Trivia

Different tube colors in Phlebotomy tubes are used for different tests, while some have additives others don’t. How conversant are you with their use and are you sure you won’t get mixed up? Take up the quiz below and get to understand them better. All the best and keep studying!


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  • 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. 
    Which comes first?
    • A. 

      Red-clot activator

    • B. 

      Red-non additive

  • 5. 
    • 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. 
    • A. 

      Coagulant

    • B. 

      Anticoagulant

    • C. 

      Gel separator

    • D. 

      Glycolytic

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      EDTA

    • B. 

      PPT

    • C. 

      Oxalate

    • D. 

      Thrombin

  • 9. 
    • 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. 
    Correct order of draw.
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    Acid Citrate Dextrose is an additive found in what color tubes?
    • 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. 
    Green tubes contain which additives?
    • A. 

      Sodium or Lithium helium

    • B. 

      Sodium polyanetholesulfate

    • C. 

      Thrombin

    • D. 

      Sodium Fluoride

    • E. 

      Sodium or Lithium heparin

  • 26. 
    Pearl tubes contain which additive?
    • 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. 

      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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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