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). Preferably, separate serum or plasma from cells before transport. Include age and sex of patient on order or requisition.
0.2 mL Serum/Plasma, (Whole Blood 0.5 mL minimum draw)
Specimens collected using lithium heparin tubes (PST) are stable up to 7 days refrigerated on the primary spun gel tube. AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (15-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (-20°C): 3 months
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
HDL Cholesterol: >60 mg/dL
Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:15 AM