Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube
Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP.
Refrigerated (2-8°C), if the specimen will be delayed more than 24 hours frozen (at or below -20°C)
Grossly hemolyzed specimens or plasma
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 days Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 months
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