Draw one green top tube (Sodium or Lithium Heparin) top tube.
Do not centrifuge! Keep at room temp (18-22°C).
Preferred volume: 10 mL
Minimum volume: 6 mL blood
Frozen, clotted, hemolyzed or centrifuged specimens. Anticoagulants other than heparin. Specimens >24 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).
24 hours at room temperature (18-22°C)
Samples accepted Monday - Thursday, no later than noon on Thursday. Samples must arrive within 24 hours of collection.