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Collect: Plain Red OR Green (sodium heparin) OR Lavender (EDTA) OR Gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate) - 3.0 ml serum or plasma.
Specimen Preparation: Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipment. Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer serum or plasma to an Amber Transport Tube.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Frozen.
Unacceptable Conditions: Serum Separator Tubes. Specimens not protected from light.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 1 month
NOTE: * This test is approved for all states. *