What is a vacutainer system?
Also, what are Vacutainers used for?
BD Vacutainer® Heparin Tubes are spray-coated with either lithium heparin or sodium heparin and are used for plasma determinations in chemistry. BD Vacutainer® Fluoride Tubes contain a glycolytic inhibitor and are used for glucose determinations on plasma.
Furthermore, which vacutainer tubes for what tests?
|Tube cap color||Additive||Common laboratory tests|
|Green||Sodium or lithium heparin with or without gel||Stat and routine chemistry|
|Lavender or pink||Potassium EDTA||Hematology and blood bank|
|Gray||Sodium fluoride, and sodium or potassium oxalate||Glucose (especially when testing will be delayed), blood alcohol, lactic acid|
Furthermore, what is the vacutainer blood collection system?
Vacutainer is a blood collection tube (sterile glass or plastic tube) used to collect blood samples for laboratory testing. These tubes have a closure which is evacuated to create a vacuum inside the tube thereby enabling a predetermined amount of blood to be withdrawn.
How do you perform a venipuncture with the Vacutainer system?
- Label the tube with the patient's. particulars.
- Put tourniquet on the patient about. 3-4' above the venipuncture site.
- Ask patient to form a fist so. veins are more prominent.
- After finding the vein, clean the.
- Assemble needle and vacuum.
- Insert the collection tube into the.
- Remove cap from needle.
- Use thumb to draw skin tight.