Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) top tube
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Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum for SST - 30 minutes and red top tubes - 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within one hour of collection.
Grossly hemolyzed or grossly lipemic specimens
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 3 months if frozen within 24 hours of collection
MALE: 114-339 mg/dL
FEMALE: 68-359 mg/dL
Age adjusted ranges.
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