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Modified Sequence for Drawing Multiple Blood Specimens ("Order of Draw") for Plastic Vacutainers

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The introduction of plastic tubes to replace glass tubes required a modification in the sequence in which multiple vacutainers are drawn. This was due to the fact that plastic tubes require a clot activator not needed in plain glass tubes. The sequence is discussed in the CLSI (nee NCCLS) "Procedure for the collection of diagnostic blood specimens by venipuncture" (H3-A5).

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