|Collect||Gold / SST|
|Minimum Volume||1.0 mL Serum|
|Notes||Keep in warm water until processed for transport by Lab. Refrigeration of specimen before separation of serum from cells will adversely affect test results. Unacceptable: Refrigerated whole blood, plasma, hemolyzed specimens. If a centrifuge is available - allow blood to clot at 37°C. Centrifuge at room temperature and separate immediately. Send to lab at room temperature. If unable to separate serum from cells - keep sample at 37°C and call for STAT courier pick up. DO NOT REFRIGERATE OR FREEZE.|
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