DECANTING OF BLOOD
- After taking blood, syringe some blood into the plastic container in the dressings kit to remove clotted blood. This can be used to test BSL (opportunistic).
- Then, removing cap from specimen tubes (except blood cultures which require injecting of blood into the appropriate tubes. Generally this would require about 5mls of blood for most tubes.
- ESR and Coagulopathy are exception, which the tube (black in this case) to be filled to the line