Specimen Collection Requirements
Plasma, one green (sodium or lithium heparin) top tube, also acceptable: plain red top tube
Separate plasma from cells and freeze ASAP. CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Avoid hemolysis.
0.2 mL (0.60 mL minimum whole blood draw)
Ambient specimens, specimens refrigerated more than 12 hours
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 12 hours; Frozen: 1 month, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
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