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|Methodology:||Quantitative Radial Immunodiffusion|
Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST) - 1 ml serum.
Specimen Preparation: Allow specimen to clot for one hour at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer serum to a Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately.
Storage/Transport Temperature:CRITICAL FROZEN.
Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Unacceptable Conditions: Non-frozen specimens. Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Specimens left to clot at refrigerated temperature.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 2 weeks