Mint Green top tube (Lithium Heparin)
Onsite [NJH]: Transport to lab within 1 hour.
Do not centrifuge.
Preferred volume: 4 mL whole blood
Minimum volume: 1mL plasma
Clotted specimens will be rejected.
Storage Transport Temp
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.
Stability after cell separation:
8 hours at RT (15-25°C)
72 hours refrigerated at 2-8°C
30 days frozen at -20°C