SEALS Test Manual

 

 

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24P1
24 Hour times urine container
- Available from Clinical Chemistry

NIL PRESERVATIVE ie Bottle empty

 

24P2
24 Hour times urine container
- Available from Clinical Chemistry

50mL 1 M HCL

 

24P3
24 Hour times urine container
- Available from Clinical Chemistry

10g Boric Acid

 

ACD
ACD Citrate tube (no gel)
Yellow / Black

 

BC Bottle(s)
Blood Culture Bottles

Adult (Orange & Green) and Paediatric (Yellow) bottles available
Bottle(s)

 

Black
Glass Na Citrate tube used for ESR's
Black Top

 

Blue
Citrate Coagulation Tube

Adult & Paediatric tubes available
Blue Top

 

Brown Jar
Brown Faeces container
Brown Top

 

CSF
CSF Containers - 3 x Special tubes available only on wards

 

Dark Green
Lithium Heparin tube with no Gel
Dark Green

 

GAS
PICO30, 50 or 70 Blood Gas Syringe.

Available only on the wards

 

Gold
Plain Serum tube with Gel

Adult & Paediatric tubes available
Gold Top

 

Green
Lithium Heparin Gel Tube

Adult & Paediatric tubes available
Green Top

 

Grey
Sodium Fluoride/ K3 EDTA tube

Also referred to a FLOX tube
Grey Top

 

HDT
Homocysteine Detection Tube
White/Red Top

 

NPA
NPA or nasopharyngeal aspirate containers available on wards

 

Pertussis Media
Pertussis Media

Special Pertussis media available from each SEALS site. Collection kit also includes 3 swabs

 

Pink
Pink EDTA tube

Primarily used for Blood bank
Pink Top

 

Purple
EDTA tubes (no gel)

Adult & Paediatric tubes available

Paediatric tubes are more mauve in colour
Purple

 

Red / Black
Red Serum tube with black insert (no gel)
(no additive)

Adult & Paediatric tubes available
Red / Black

 

Slide
Containers that carry slides.
Also called slide Mailers

 

Tin
Tin

 

Trap
Trap Sputum Collection.
Special Containers available on wards

 

Y/Top Jar
Yellow Top jar (Sterile) (60ml)
Yellow Top