Specimen Collection Requirements
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: SST - 30 minutes and red top tubes - 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within two hours of collection. Specify date and time of last dose on the order or requisition.
0.25 mL Serum/Plasma (0.60 mL minimum whole blood draw)
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 2 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 2 weeks
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