Unit #5D – Clinical Laboratory Testing – Basic Clinical Chemistry. Cecile Sanders, M.Ed., MLS(ASCP). Unit #5D – Clinical Laboratory Testing - Basic Clinical Chemistry. Purpose of Clinical Chemistry Tests
Cecile Sanders, M.Ed., MLS(ASCP)
Purpose of Clinical Chemistry Tests
Blood to which an anticoagulant has been added will not clot. Blood cells will settle to the bottom of the tube leaving plasma at the top of the tube.
Blood to which no anticoagulant has been added will clot. Blood cells get caught in the clot leaving serum behind.
Serum is separated from an SST (Tiger Top) tube
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