Phlebotomy Tube Colors And Additives Test Quiz

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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!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose the correct order of draw.
    • 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. 
    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. 

      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. 
    If a lithium test is ordered, what color tube should be used?
    • 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