Order Of Draw

Multiple Tube Collections

* Blood culture bottles to be drawn (if required) before blood tubes
* Trace Element: If using serum trace Element tube with clot activator please collect after serum tubes
* Use 2 identifier for patient identification
* Maximum tourniquet time: not more than one minute
* Sites to avoid taking blood: fistula arm, mastectomy site, IV drip or burn sites
* Always wear a new pair of gloves

Clinical Laboratory and Standards Institute CLSI Sixth Edition, Reference to GP41-A6, Vol.27, No.26