Preferred volume: 30 mL blood. Collect blood in three 10 mL Green (Sodium Heparin) top tubes. Gently invert several times to mix and prevent clots.
DO NOT centrifuge.
POSITIVE PATIENT IDENTIFICATION [Labeling] requires we use two (2) pieces of information [identifiers].
The standard two patient identifiers for ADx Laboratories are patient FULL NAME and DATE OF BIRTH.
Limited exception for de-identified samples would be the sample NUMBER and patient DATE OF BIRTH.
Both identifiers must match exactly on the specimen label and the requisition/order that corresponds to that specimen.
Where appropriate for multiple samples submitted together, specimen collection information (e.g. site or source, date and time of collection, etc.) must also be included on the specimen label. Shipping kits may be obtained by calling ADx Client Services. Samples accepted Monday - Friday.
Minimum volume: 20 mL blood. Two 10 mL Green (Sodium Heparin) top tube.
Centrifuged specimens, specimens received after 24 hours of draw, frozen specimens, specimens in lithium heparin, specimens in tubes with gel such as SST's and PSTs.
Storage Transport Temp
Ship at ambient temperature Priority Overnight via FedEx and in a well insulated container.
Specimen must be received in the laboratory within 24 hours of collection.
Order Shipping Kits
Ambient: 24 hours
For more than 15 patient samples, ADx Client Services must be called at 800.550.6227 to schedule testing before sample is shipped. Alternatively, you may send a fax to 800.652.9556. Please include the number of specimens you anticipate sending. We accept samples Monday through Saturday.