Pathology Tubes

GUIDELINES FOR PATHOLOGY TESTS

TUBE COLOUR TEST
Red FBE
Green U&E, random BSL, Uric Acid
Blue Coag
Purple Blood cultures
Yellow MSU
SUSPECTED PATHOLOGY TESTS REQUIRED
Septic Joint FBE, U&E, CRP, ESR, Blood cultures
Cellulitis FBE, U&E, CRP, Blood cultures
Inflammatory Arthropathy / Gout FBE, U&E, CRP, ESR, Blood Cultures
DVT (not fitting U/S pathway) D-Dimer, FBE, Coag
UTI (with nitrites / leukocytes on FWT) MSU