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). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.
0.25 mL Serum/Plasma (0.60 mL minimum whole blood draw)
Grossly hemolyzed specimens
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 48 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 1 month; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 3 months
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:30:04 AM
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