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Description:Here we see a test tube tray containing a number of purple-tipped vacutainer blood-collection tubes.

Purple-topped vacutainer blood collection tubes contain the anticoagulant EDTA, which prevents the collected blood from clotting. The contents of purple-topped tubes is generally used when running blood analysis tests including blood counts, hemoglobin, platelet count, etc.
Exposures to blood and other body fluids occur across a wide variety of occupations. Health care workers, emergency response and public safety personnel, and other workers can be exposed to blood through needlestick and other sharps injuries, mucous membrane, and skin exposures. The pathogens of primary concern are the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Workers and employers are urged to take advantage of available engineering controls and work practices, to prevent exposure to blood and other body fluids.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies; Workplace Safety and Health Topics; Diseases & Injuries
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Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Diagnosis
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular
Physical Examination
Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
Clinical Chemistry Tests
Blood Chemical Analysis
Hematologic Tests
Blood Cell Count
Erythrocyte Count
Leukocyte Count
Platelet Count
Blood Coagulation Tests
Prothrombin Time
Specimen Handling
Punctures
Blood Specimen Collection
Phlebotomy
Equipment and Supplies
Diagnostic Equipment
Investigative Techniques
Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Cytological Techniques
Cell Count
Blood Cell Count
Erythrocyte Count
Leukocyte Count
Platelet Count
Therapeutics
Punctures
Phlebotomy
Anatomy
Cells
Blood Cells
Blood Platelets
Erythrocytes
Leukocytes
Fluids and Secretions
Body Fluids
Blood
Plasma
Serum
Hemic and Immune Systems
Blood
Blood Cells
Blood Platelets
Erythrocytes
Leukocytes
Plasma
Serum
Biological Sciences
Biological Phenomena, Cell Phenomena, and Immunity
Cell Physiology
Cell Count
Blood Cell Count
Erythrocyte Count
Leukocyte Count
Platelet Count
Circulatory and Respiratory Physiology
Blood Physiology
Blood Physiologic Phenomena
Blood Cell Count
Erythrocyte Count
Leukocyte Count
Blood Physiologic Processes
Hemostasis
Blood Coagulation
Cardiovascular Physiology
Health Occupations
Medicine
Chemicals and Drugs
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
Proteins
Blood Proteins
Blood Coagulation Factors
Carbohydrates and Hypoglycemic Agents
Carbohydrates
Blood Glucose
Immunologic and Biological Factors
Biological Factors
Blood Coagulation Factor Inhibitors
Blood Coagulation Factors
Diseases
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Blood Coagulation Disorders, Inherited
Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Blood Coagulation Disorders, Inherited
Health Care
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services
Health Facilities
Health Services Administration
Organization and Administration
Hospital Administration
Hospital Departments
Persons
Persons
Caregivers
Occupational Groups
Health Personnel
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