Blood Tube Guides
Selection of blood tubes in a Leeds Pathology Laboratory

Please note - we advise that you use this webpage to access and print documents for immediate use.

All documents have a date of issue or index code and version number to facilitate identification of revision status. Always ensure that your copy matches that on this webpage.

The tube guides relate to specimen collection tubes currently in use at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. They include a description of each tube, which tests can be performed and special instructions for given tests.

The test lists are not exhaustive and users who are still unsure of which tube to select should consult the tests and tubes database

Adult Blood Tubes

Paediatric Blood Tubes

Microcollection Tube Guide


Page updated: 19/05/17 | Updated by: Micheal O'Sullivan

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