Routine Trauma Bloods, when in doubt send them all.

Tubes – see Tube Collection Guide

  • Blue Top
  • Green Top
  • Purple Top (EDTA)
  • Large Purple for Group and Hold


  • FBC
  • UEC
  • LFTs
  • Lipase
  • BAL
  • Coags
  • Group and Hold – date, time and sign
  • Troponin (blunt cardiac injury)
  • Ca / Mg / PO4
  • +/- BHCG
Routine Trauma Bloods
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  • 12/05/2016 at 7:14 am

    This is true for most cases.
    Ideally, the blood tests should be tailored for each trauma patient. Direction for this should come from the Trauma team leader and the Trauma Service representatives at the trauma bay (Trauma surgeon, Trauma Fellow, Trauma Registrar)
    Things keep changing. We are using ROTEM as well


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