Use for determining evidence of inflamation or infection.
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: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.
Grossly hemolyzed specimens
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 11 days; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 2 months; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 months
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
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