Sample Type: Serum or Plasma
Preferred Container: Plain (Red Top) Tube
Alternate Container: EDTA (Lavender Top) Tube
Minimal Sample Volume: 0.2 mL, does not allow for repeat testing
Handling Instructions: Collect specimen per tube manufacturer’s instructions. Centrifuge sample and separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours. Aliquot and refrigerate.
Client Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability: Ambient: 7 Days; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 1 Week
Unsuitable Specimen: Samples collected in serum separator tubes.