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08:48 Apr 9, 2008
English to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general)
English term or phrase: top
Draw blood into the Gold Top Tube.
[what exactly is this 'top' - a rubber, a cover or a part of the tube itself?]
kgas
Poland
Local time: 21:03
English translation:rubber top of the tube
Explanation:
part of the blood tube for analysis

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Note added at 4 mins (2008-04-09 08:52:40 GMT)
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This site shows some pics of other color tops(purple, blue).
Different color tubes are used for different blood tests. Eg purple for CBC
http://images.google.fr/imgres?imgurl=http://www.savelives.c...

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Note added at 6 mins (2008-04-09 08:54:43 GMT)
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Specimen Collection Tubes


--Top--

Gold-Top Serum Separator Tube (SST®): This tube contains a clot activator and serum gel separator – used for various chemistry, serology, and immunology tests. If the specimen requirement for a test is red-top tube(s), do not use gold-top/SST® tube(s).

NOTE: Invert the tube to activate the clotting; let stand for 20-30 minutes before centrifuging for 10 minutes. If frozen serum is required, pour off serum into plastic vial and freeze. Do not freeze Vacutainer® tubes.
http://www.ucihs.uci.edu/som/pathology/PathologyServicesManu...
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Janet Ratziu
France
Local time: 21:03
Grading comment
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rubber top of the tube


Explanation:
part of the blood tube for analysis

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Note added at 4 mins (2008-04-09 08:52:40 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

This site shows some pics of other color tops(purple, blue).
Different color tubes are used for different blood tests. Eg purple for CBC
http://images.google.fr/imgres?imgurl=http://www.savelives.c...

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 6 mins (2008-04-09 08:54:43 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Specimen Collection Tubes


--Top--

Gold-Top Serum Separator Tube (SST®): This tube contains a clot activator and serum gel separator – used for various chemistry, serology, and immunology tests. If the specimen requirement for a test is red-top tube(s), do not use gold-top/SST® tube(s).

NOTE: Invert the tube to activate the clotting; let stand for 20-30 minutes before centrifuging for 10 minutes. If frozen serum is required, pour off serum into plastic vial and freeze. Do not freeze Vacutainer® tubes.
http://www.ucihs.uci.edu/som/pathology/PathologyServicesManu...

Janet Ratziu
France
Local time: 21:03
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Thank you!

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agree  kmtext
5 mins
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agree  Michael Barnett
10 hrs
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agree  Phong Le
1 day1 hr
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agree  V_N
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