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1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tubes
1.8 mL plasma
Keep tubes cold (immerse in ice water or crushed ice) prior to and immediately after collection.
|Specimen Handling||PSC: |
Centrifuge at 4ºC + 2ºC, pour off, and transport plasma on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.
RRL & extra-regional:
Centrifuge at 4ºC + 2ºC, pour off, freeze plasma immediately, then transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
|Testing Location||Quest Diagnostics