SEALS Test Manual

 

 

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

NIL PRESERVATIVE ie Bottle empty

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

50mL 1 M HCL

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

10g Boric Acid

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ACD
ACD Citrate tube (no gel)
Yellow / Black

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BC Bottle(s)
Blood Culture Bottles

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

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

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Trap
Trap Sputum Collection.
Special Containers available on wards

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Slide
Containers that carry slides.
Also called slide Mailers

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NPA
NPA or nasopharyngeal aspirate containers available on wards

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

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Blue
Citrate Coagulation Tube

Adult & Paediatric tubes available
Blue Top

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Brown Jar
Brown Faeces container
Brown Top

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Dark Green
Lithium Heparin tube with no Gel
Dark Green

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GAS
PICO30, 50 or 70 Blood Gas Syringe.

Available only on the wards

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Gold
Plain Serum tube with Gel

Adult & Paediatric tubes available
Gold Top

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Green
Lithium Heparin Gel Tube

Adult & Paediatric tubes available
Green Top

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Grey
Sodium Fluoride/ K3 EDTA tube

Also referred to a FLOX tube
Grey Top

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HDT
Homocysteine Detection Tube
White/Red Top

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Pertussis Media
Pertussis Media

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

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Pink
Pink EDTA tube

Primarily used for Blood bank
Pink Top

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Purple
EDTA tubes (no gel)

Adult & Paediatric tubes available

Paediatric tubes are more mauve in colour
Purple

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

Adult & Paediatric tubes available
Red / Black

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Tin
Tin

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

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