Collect blood in an 8-10 mL plain Red top or Serum Separator tube.
Separate serum from cells immediately by centrifugation and aliquot into a polypropylene or similar plastic tube. Use a separate tube for each test ordered. Allow room for expansion of sample inside tube.
Preferred Volume: 2.0 mL of serum
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL of serum
If minimum volume cannot be obtained, contact Laboratory.
Turbidity, particulate matter, multiple freeze/thaw cycles, thawed samples for greater than 24 hours
Fully complete PK requisition, including drug dose amount, frequency, method, and date and time of last dose prior to draw.
Ship samples via overnight delivery on >3 lbs of dry ice.
Freeze at -20C. Up to 24 hours at room temperature.
Ship samples to be received Monday through Friday. Do not ship on Friday or Saturday. For shipping and detailed collection instructions, click here.
Within 10 days
HPLC (Prednisolone Kinetics);pharmacokinetics (Prednisolone Kinetics);cortisol