Specimen Collection Requirements
Centrifuge and separate serum from cells. Keep tube stoppered at all times. Freeze serum if testing cannot be performed within 24 hours of collection. Before testing, allow samples to thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes before testing. Mix well. Thaw samples only once.
Refrigerated (2-8°C), if transport is delayed longer than 24 hours, serum should be frozen (at or below 20°C)
Grossly hemolyzed specimens, EDTA
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