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: SST - 30 minutes and red top tubes - 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells before transport.
0.25 mL Serum/Plasma, (Whole Blood 0.6 mL minimum draw)
Grossly hemolyzed specimens
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 7 days; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 1 month; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 1 month
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