Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube
Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: SST - 30 minutes and red top tubes - 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 1 hour of collection.
0.5 mL Serum (1.2 mL minimum whole blood draw)
Grossly hemolyzed or grossly lipemic specimens
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 30 minutes; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 3 months if frozen within 24 hours of collection, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
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