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|Patient Preparation||Overnight fasting before specimen collection is required.|
|Collection Instructions||Pre-chill tube before collection. Bring sample immediately to lab on ice.
To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.
|Container type||Lavender top (on ice)|
|Amount to Collect||6 mL blood|
|Sample type||EDTA Plasma|
|Preferred volume||3 mL plasma|
|Min. Volume||1.1 mL plasma|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Not delivered on ice|
|Processing notes||Freeze plasma at -20°C. Order Quest # 519
For B&T patients, draw 7 mL blood into chilled EDTA (lavender-stopper) tube. Add 0.5 mL Trasylol (Aprotinin) (10,000 KIU/mL). Mix well, centrifuge, transfer plasma to specially labeled transport tube and freeze. Contact LabCorp's Supply Department for collection kit.
|Stability||Room temperature 1 week, refrigerated 1 week, frozen at -20C 4 weeks.|
|Turn around times||Set up 2x per week. Turnaround time: 5-7 days.|
|Last Updated||12/19/2012 4:30:09 PM|