Mg++ - MG OB - OB Mg Therapy
Specimen Collection Requirements
Fasting (8-14 hours) is recommended but not necessary.
Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red, or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube
Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Preferably, separate serum or plasma from cells before transport.
0.25 mL Serum/Plasma (0.60 mL minimum whole blood draw)
Grossly hemolyzed specimens, avoid using anticoagulants that bind magnesium such as EDTA, oxalate and citrate
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (18-26°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 1 months
Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:23 AM
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