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|Reported:||Between 2 and 6 days|
Patient Preparation: Specimen must be drawn prior to surgery or more than two days following surgery. Do not draw in recovery room.
Collect : Serum Separator Tube (SST) OR Lavender (EDTA) - 0.5 ml serum or plasma.
Specimen Preparation: Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transport plasma in a Standard transport tube.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable Conditions: Whole blood on clot. Hemolyzed specimens.
Remarks: Plasma values are slightly lower than serum.
Stability: Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month
Note: This test is approved for NY .