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
Storage Transport Temp
Ship within 48 hours of collection if shipping at ambient temperature.
Preferably ship samples refrigerated or frozen on dry ice in a well insulated container.
Send serum Priority Overnight via FedEx.
48 hours amibient. 7 days refrigerated, 1 year at -20°C or below. Avoid repeated freeze thaw cycles.
Note: 0.25 mL serum is required for one precipitin. Add 0.1 mL for each additional precipitin ordered.