Drawing the Line: The Rationale Behind Blood Tube Collection Order

In this episode of “Lab Medicine Rounds,” host Justin Kreuter, M.D., speaks with Brooke Katzman, Ph.D., to discuss the blood tube collection order. 

Discussion includes:

  • Importance of blood tube collection order.
  • Rationale for the correct order of draw.
  • Serum versus plasma.
  • Types of tests.

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