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|In House Availability||Monday-Friday (day shift)|
|Collection Instructions||If serum is extremely viscous it may b e difficult to collect using vacutainers. Use of a syringe and 18 guage needle may be required.|
|Container type||Gold top x4|
|Amount to Collect||20 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||10 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||5 mL serum|
|Processing notes||Refrigerate sample|
|Stability||Refrigerated 4 days|
|Turn around times||1-3 days|
|Additional information||A full 5 mL of serum is required for the instrument used; Serum viscosity is measured relative to water at 37C.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by the Clinical Laboratories at the Medical Center at UC San Francisco. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
|LDT or Mod FDA?||Yes|
|Last Updated||11/27/2012 5:22:40 PM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667