Draw one green top tube (Sodium or Lithium Heparin) top tube.
When shipping specimens, please also include one sample from a healthy, unrelated adult to serve as a transport control.
Do NOT centrifuge! Keep at room temperature (18-22°C).
Preferred volume: 4 mL
Minimum volume: 2 mL blood
Frozen, clotted, hemolyzed or centrifuged specimens. Anticoagulants other than heparin. Specimens >48 hrs old.
Storage Transport Temp
Maintain and transport specimens at room temperature (18-22°C).
Ship specimens Priority Overnight via Fed Ex in container sufficiently insulated to avoid temperature extremes (<10°C and >37°C).
48 hours at room temperature (18-22°C)
Samples accepted Monday - Friday, no later than 12:00pm on Friday.