Test code: L314
Collect: Red Top Tube – 0.5 ml seerum.
Specimen Preparation: Serum free from hemolysis is the recommended specimens. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer serum from the Red top tube to a Standard Transport Tube.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable Conditions: Gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate), Green (sodium or lithium heparin). lavender (EDTA), Lt. blue (sodium citrate), or Separator tubes. Grossly hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month
At Lincoln Diagnostics Lab: Refrigerated -7 days: Frozen- 1 month
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