Lavender Top Tube

A phlebotomy tube with EDTA anticoagulant, used in
(1) Chemistry for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), lead, rennin
(2) Haematology to measure parameters requiring separated cells—e.g., white cells, red cells—haematocrit, haemoglobin, MCV, MCH, MCHC, differential counts, sedimentation rate, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, sickle cell preparation, haemoglobin electrophoresis, platelet counts, reticulocyte counts
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With this agreement, Sysmex America and Bio-Rad will mutually promote the benefits of their complete system for Lavender Top Tube Management(TM).
Metal contamination of EDTA in the collection container was evaluated by drawing a volume of distilled, deionized water into each of three royal-blue top and lavender top tubes and analyzing each sample.
Laboratories that have incorporated HbA1c testing on high speed hematology lines are performing > 90% of assays from lavender top tubes with minimal technologist intervention.
The efficiency of testing and management of lavender top tubes enables labs to optimize testing and labor utilization.