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|Methodology:||Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry|
Patient Preparation: Collect between 6-10 a.m.
Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST) OR Green (sodium or lithium heparin) - 1 ml serum or plasma.
Specimen Preparation: Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer plasma to an Standard Transport Tube.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable Conditions: EDTA plasma.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month
NOTE: * This test is approved for all states. *