Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one 4.0 mL gold (SST) top tube Also acceptable: 7.0 mL plain red top tube
Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection.
Frozen (at or below -20°C)
Plasma and hemolyzed specimens
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS, Ambient (20-25°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 24 hours; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 months
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