For detailed specimen collection and handling, see Coagulation Specimen Collection Guidelines.
Due to short stability, whole blood specimen tubes must reach the testing department within 4 hours, otherwise submit frozen plasma aliquots. If submitting whole blood, transport at ambient temperature (15-25°C) in original unopened tube. If submitting frozen plasma aliquots, specimens must remain frozen (-20°C) during transport.
Available 7 days/week. Specimen must be received by 2 pm at Legacy Central Lab for testing to be completed that day.