Collect in a plain red top or SST tube.
Separate serum from cells immediately by centrifugation and aliquot into a polypropylene or similar plastic tube.
Preferred volume: 1 mL serum
Minimum Volume: 0.5mL serum
Frozen. Send serum Priority Overnight via FedEx and in a well insulated container on dry ice.
Up to 8 hours ambient or 48 hours refrigerated at 2-8°C. Freeze at or below -20°C for longer storage or shipping.
Samples arriving from outside NJH will be verified for low level by nephelometry first.
2nd and 4th Fri
Gel Immunodiffusion, EIA
up to 21 days
Immunology Lab - Diagnostic