Order of Draw for Multiple Tube Collections

Following the correct order of draw during venipuncture will help to ensure accurate test results. The BD and CLSI (Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, formerly NCCLS) recommended order of draw for evacuated blood collection tubes is as follows (PDF).1

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References:

  1. NCCLS – Procedures for the Collection of Diagnostic Blood Specimens by Venipuncture; Approved Standard, Fifth Edition, H3-A5 Vol. 23 No. 32, December 2003

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