Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube
Allow serum tubes to clot completely at room temperature (minimum - SST: 30 minutes, red top tubes: 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP.
0.3 mL Serum (0.8 mL minimum whole blood draw)
Grossly hemolyzed or plasma specimens
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 48 hours; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 2 months
Non-Smokers: 0.0-2.5 ng/mL
Smokers: 0.0-5.0 ng/mL
Series report for repeat testing.
Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:43 AM
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