Specimen Collection Requirements
No special patient preparation necessary
Serum or Plasma, one gold (SST), red, green (PST) or lavender (K2 EDTA) top tube
Centrifuge serum or plasma, separate from clot and pour into a plastic tube. Specimen must be removed from clot or red blood cells prior to freezing.
Grossly hemolyzed, microbial contamination, heat inactivated, pooled
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 2 days; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days. Specimens which are not tested within 7 days must be stored frozen (-20°C or colder).
Abbott Architect i-1000, HIV Combo P24 Antigen/Antibody
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
Monday, August 19, 2019 03:16:07 PM