Specimen Collection Requirements
Whole Blood, one 4.0 mL or 2.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube - minimum 1/2 full; or one micro lavender (EDTA) top tube - minimum 1/2 full
The collection container must be filled to a minimum of one half of the maximum sample volume (i.e. 4.0 mL tube must have 2.0 mL of blood). The collection tubes must not be filled to more then the maximum sample volume. Refrigerate at 2-8°C.
Under filled tube, overfilled tube, frozen, clotted or grossly hemolyzed samples, incorrect anticoagulant
Ambient (18-21°C): 6 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 72 hour
Primary: Automated cell counter; Secondary: Microscopy
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:27 AM