- Patient Preparation
- Serum separator tube.
- Specimen Preparation
- Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL) Avoid hemolysis.)
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Room temperature specimens greater than 4 hours old.
- Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 weeks (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
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