Whole blood in a Lavender top tube [EDTA].
Onsite [NJH]: Transport to lab within 1 hour.
Do not centrifuge.
Preferred volume: 4 mL whole blood
Minimum volume: 1mL whole blood
Clotted specimens will be rejected.
Offsite: Refrigerated. DO NOT freeze sample. Send whole blood Priority Overnight via FedEx in a well insulated container and on an ice pack.
Specimen must be received in the laboratory within 24 hours of collection.
24 hours at ambient or refrierated temperatures.
Fluorescence Immunoassay (FIA)
4 hour routine, 1 hour STAT
Flourescence Immunoassay (CPKMB Quantitation)