Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one gold (SST) top tube
Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP. Parallel testing is preferred. Convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Please mark specimens plainly as Acute or Convalescent.
Contaminated, heat-inactivated or hemolyzed specimens
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
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