Submit in container with a non-Lithium based anticoagulant. Tubes containing Lithium based anticoagulants are not acceptable. Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into an acid washed plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines.
Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST), Red top tube (no additive)
Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin).
Rejection criteria pertain to clinical sample submissions only.
Room Temperature: 14 day(s)
Refrigerated: 14 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 12 month(s)