Whole blood in a Mint Green top tube [Lithium Heparin].
Onsite [NJH]: Transport to lab within 1 hour.
Do not centrifuge.
Preferred volume: 4 mL whole blood
Minimum volume: 1 mL whole blood
Storage Transport Temp
Offsite: Send whole blood Priority Overnight via FedEx and in a well insulated container on an ice pack. DO NOT freeze sample.
Specimen must be received in the laboratory within 24 hours of collection.
Stability after cell separation:
8 hours at RT (15-25°C)
72 hours refrigerated 2-8°C
30 days frozen at ≤ -10°C