Preferred Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Minimal Sample Volume: 0.5 mL
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to a Standard Transport Tube and freeze.
Client Transport Temperature: Frozen
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 1 month
Microbially contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or lipemic specimens.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Expected Turn Around
2 – 4 Days