Debbie Knight

Photo of the week

In photo log on March 7, 2012 at 9:00 am

A landscape of lavender-top (or purple-top) tubes taken in my department’s molecular pathology lab.

These particular tubes contain an anticoagulant (EDTA) and are used when whole blood is needed. In this case the molecular pathology lab personnel isolate DNA from the white blood cells to perform genetic testing.

When a new specimen arrives, they are assigned a number (the blue label) so the specimen can be tracked throughout the genetic testing process.

I just thought it was cool to see so many lavender tops in one place.

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  1. That’s pretty, a good breast cancer month picture.

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