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    Can anyone remember the order of draw for vacutainer tubes??

    We were taught a mnemonic but I've forgotten it, can anyone remember it?



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    as in for the vacuettte system rather than sarsedt?

    i'm a bit rusty from my phlebotomist days but for the main ones pretty sure its:

    blue (INR)
    red (chemistry U&Es, LFTs etc)
    purple (haematology - FBC etc)
    pink (group and save)
    black (ESR)
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    Thanks Liz. Do you know where the gold and grey ones go as well by any chance?
    Is it really important to know all this for year 1 OSCE?

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    They provide a sheet that says what order, we don't need to learn them. Stop panicking and learn the booklets!
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    the grey one goes after pink. No idea about gold though- never used one of those!

    and it seems you don't need to worry anyway...!
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    wow theyve finally started teaching the vacutaner system which EVERY hospital uses. hurrah for liverpool, something useful at last
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    but i wonder what that means we'll have in our osces? We were taught that stupid sarstedt one and we've always had that in the osces before but perhaps we won't now. I'm certainly not complaining- i used vacuettes for a year before coming here and never could get used to those other stupid ones.
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    Good point, tho i havent been tested on venepuncture since first year in the OSCE. Oh well, one more thing for me to worry about lol
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    they will have both systems there for the OSCE so you can choose.
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    We were taught:
    Big (blue)
    Girls (gold)
    Like (lilac)
    Glucose (grey)

    Nopt that we needed to know it for the OSCE
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