Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one 4.0 mL gold (SST) or plain red top tube
Keep warm using a heat pack or a water bath until specimen collection tube is spun. Refrigeration of specimen before separation of serum from cells will adversely affect test results.
0.25 mL (Whole Blood 0.7 mL minimum draw)
Refrigerated whole blood, plasma or CSF, severely hemolyzed, lipemic, or contaminated specimens
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
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