Submit in container with a non-Lithium based anticoagulant. Tubes containing Lithium based anticoagulants are not acceptable. Centrifuge and separate RBCs into an acid washed screw capped vial within two hours of collection.
Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA)
Received Room Temperature. Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin).
Rejection criteria pertain to clinical sample submissions only.
Room Temperature: Not Stable
Frozen (-20 °C): Undetermined