Change of Urine Tubes

Pathlab are changing from the 6mL Greiner VACUETTE yellow top urine Z tubes (no additives) to BD tan top urine tubes (no additives) for biochemistry urine tests (e.g. Microalbumin; Protein/Creatinine Ratio, etc.) The BD tan top urine tubes are the current tube required for Microbiology testing.

Table showing current urine tubes and new tubes

Please exhaust your existing stock of VACUTETTE yellow top urine Z tube, before switching to the BD tan top urine tubes for Biochemistry urine tests. You can order the BD tan top urine tubes as per your normal ordering procedure; or refer to

Please note if you request both biochemistry test(s) and Microbiology test(s), please ensure to use 2x BD tan top urine tubes.

Thank you for your assistance in the change of urine tubes. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.