Collect blood in an 8-10 mL plain Green top tube.
An 8-10 mL Red top tube is also acceptable for this assay, but not preferred.
Separate serum from cells immediately by centrifuge and aliquot into a labeled polypropylene or similar plastic tube.
Use a separate tube for each test ordered. Allow room for expansion of sample.
Freeze at -70°C if possible, but at minimum -20°C.
Preferred volume: 2 mL of serum (or plasma).
Minimum volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Severe hemolysis, thawed samples for greater than 24 hours
Frozen. Send plasma Priority Overnight via FedEx and in a well insulated container on dry ice.
Up to 24 hours at room temperature. Thereafter, freeze at -70°C if possible, but at minimum -20°C.
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