Laboratory Test DirectoryShare
Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST) OR Plain Red - 1 ml serum.
Specimen Preparation: Keep in warm water (37°C) until processed for transport by laboratory; refrigeration of specimen before separation of serum from cells will adversely affect test results. Transfer to a Standard Transport Tube.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable Conditions:Plasma or CSF. Refrigerated whole blood. Contaminated, severely hemolyzed, or lipemic, specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)