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.
Frozen samples are stable for one month. Samples stored at 2 to 8°C are stable for one week.
Agarose gel electrophoresis
Immunofixation (IFE). Only ordered by lab after protein electrophoresis has been reviewed by pathologist.
Interpretation provided by pathologist.