Draw one green top tube (sodium or lithium heparin)
Do NOT centrifuge! Keep at room temperature (18-22°C).
Preferred volume: 4 mL
Minimum volume: 1 mL blood
Frozen, clotted, hemolyzed or centrifuged specimens. Anticoagulants other than heparin. Specimens >24 hrs old.
Storage Transport Temp
Maintain and transport specimens at room temperature (18-22°C).
Ship specimens Priority Overnight via Fed Ex in container sufficiently insulated to avoid temperature extremes (<10°C and >37°C).
24 hours at room temperature (18-22°C).
Samples must arrive within 24 hours of draw and are accepted Monday through noon on Friday.