Microtainer tubes are used for storing and submitting blood samples.
There may not be enough blood
to run all the tests that you would like, so be sure to know how much sample
your lab requires, and prioritize your diagnostics accordingly!
generally submitted as smears on slides and in
purple or green top microtainer tubes.
on the graphics below for more information.
It is common to
use plasma to run
chemistry panels in very small animals because the yield of plasma from a volume of blood is greater than the
yield of serum. Samples for chemistry panels are submitted in
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