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|Patient Preparation||An 8 hour fast before specimen collection is required.
No radioisotopes should be administered during the 24 hours prior to specimen collection.
|Collection Instructions||For Brown & Toland patients, collect serum in Red top or Gold top tube instead of plasma.|
|Container type||Lavender top (Red top or Gold top for B&T patients)|
|Amount to Collect||4 mL blood|
|Sample type||EDTA plasma (Serum for B&T patients)|
|Preferred volume||2 mL serum or plasma|
|Min. Volume||0.6 mL serum or plasma|
|Processing notes||Process immediately and freeze plasma at -20C in plastic tube. Order Quest # 4789X
For Brown & Toland patients, collect SERUM in Red top or SST tube. Process within 4 hours of collection, freeze immediately and ship frozen to sendout at China Basin. Order LabCorp test # 146704. Patient should fast for 10 hours prior to specimen collection.
|Stability||Refrigerated 1 week, frozen at -20C 1 month|
|Turn around times||Test run Thursday. Turnaround: 7-14 days.|
|Last Updated||11/3/2011 4:31:17 PM|