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SEQUENCE OF FILLING OF TUBES FOR HEMOTOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS

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SEQUENCE OF FILLING OF TUBES FOR HEMOTOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS SEQUENCE OF FILLING OF TUBES FOR HEMOTOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS

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SEQUENCE OF FILLING OF TUBES
 
Following order of filling of tubes should be followed after withdrawal of blood from the patient if multiple investigations are ordered:
 
  1. First tube: Blood culture.
  2. Second tube: Plain tube (serum).
  3. Third tube: Tube containing anticoagulant (EDTA, citrate, or heparin).
  4. Fourth tube: Tube containing additional stabilizing agent like fluoride.
 
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