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Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top no gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Royal Blue, Lavender top
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temp: 48hours@Refrigirated: 1 week@Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Plasma collected in an EDTA trace metal free royal blue-top
Specimen Container: Royal blue Serum
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temp: 30 days @Refrigerated: 30 days @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Green sodium or lithium Heparin, Lavender top, Gray top, Light Blue
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours@Refrigerated: 7 days@Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top EDTA, Green top Sodium or lithium heparin, Light blue top, Gray top
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Serum in a transfer tube collected from a Red Top Tube, No Gel
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 72 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 3 months.
Specimen Required: 24-hour urine
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Plastic urine container, no preservative (preferred), or acidic preservative.
Specimen Volume: 4 mL aliquot
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Urine (ph adjusted to <3.0)
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Sterile Urine container
Specimen Volume: 10mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 10 days @Refrigerated: 2 weeks @Frozen: 1 year
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Full Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top tube
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Lavender Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 4mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 hour @Refrigerated: 6 hours @Frozen: 6 months
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Plasma, frozen
Specimen Container: Lavender top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top EDTA,Green top Sodium or lithium heparin, Light blue tube
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days @Refrigerated: 14 days @Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: NO alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 0.3mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable@Refrigerated: 7 days@Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator Tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 48 hours@Refrigerated: 48 hours@Frozen: 73 days
Specimen Required: Nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash or throat swab
Alternate Specimen: Bronchial washes
Specimen Container: Sterile blue/red cap container or VCM Medium transport (green cap)
Specimen Volume: 3mL
Specimen Stability: V-C-M medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent: @Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 4 days @Frozen -20� C: Unacceptable @Frozen -70� C: 30 days @Unpreserved, raw specimens: @Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 72 hours @Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Red top tube or gel-barrier tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Refrigerated: 14 days.
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Green Top (sodium or lithium heparin)
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24hours @Refrigerated: 7days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: Red Top, No Gel Only
Specimen Container: lavender top tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours @Refrigerated: 48 hours @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red Top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Pasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Lavender top tube
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 4 Hours@Refrigerated: 24 Hours@Frozen: 30 Days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Container: Red top, No gel
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Serum or plasma
Specimen Container: Red top tube or lavender top (EDTA) tube.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 6 hours @Refrigerated: 12 hours @Frozen -20�: 6 days @Frozen -70�: 42 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: 14 days
Specimen Required: Plasma Green Lithium
Alternate Specimen: No Alternative
Specimen Container: Green Top (Lithium Heparin)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: Unacceptable Frozen 14 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day ; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Plasma
Specimen Container: Red top tube, gel-barrier tube, lavender top (EDTA) tube, or green top (heparin) tube.
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 1 day; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red Top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Seperator Tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 28 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: Green Top (sodium or lithium heparin)
Specimen Container: Green top tube (Sodium/ Lithium heparin)
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: 90 days
Specimen Required: Serum, plasma
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, lavender top tube (EDTA), green top tube.
Specimen Volume: See each component
Specimen Stability: Serum: room temperature: 1 day; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 14 days. Whole blood: room temperature: 48 hours; refrigerated: 5 days. For each test please see individual component.
Specimen Required: Serum, Plasma
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube, Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Stability: Serum:@Room temperature: 1 day @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 14 days@@For each test please see individual component
Specimen Required: See individual components for test specifications.
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen
Specimen Container: Lavender top EDTA
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 7 days
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, no gel
Specimen Container: Serum separator tube (SST)
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 5 days; refrigerated: 7 days; frozen: 28 days.
Specimen Required: Urine
Specimen Container: Plastic transport tube (preferred) or plastic urine container.
Specimen Volume: 5 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 14 days; refrigerated: 14 days ; frozen: 14 days.
Specimen Required: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Red top, No gel
Specimen Container: Serum Separator tube
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 24 hours @Refrigerated: 7 days @Frozen: 35 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Light Blue Tube
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen -70� C: 6 months
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Light blue-top tube (3.2% Sodium citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 8 hours @Refrigerated: 24 hours @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Plasma
Alternate Specimen: No alternative specimen type available
Specimen Container: Light blue-top (3.2% Sodium Citrate)
Specimen Volume: 1mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperature: 6 hours @Refrigerated: Unacceptable @Frozen: 30 days
Specimen Required: Whole blood
Alternate Specimen: EDTA royal blue, 0.7 mL of throat swab in VCM or throat swab
Specimen Container: ACD Yellow Top Tube
Specimen Volume: 5mL
Specimen Stability: Room temperarture: 48 hours (Swab is unacceptable) Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 30 days (Whole blood is unacceptable)
Specimen Required: VCM
Alternate Specimen: M4/DACRON SWAB
Specimen Container: VCM
Specimen Volume: 2mL
Specimen Stability: V-C-M medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent: @Room temperature: Unacceptable @Refrigerated: 72 hours@Frozen -20� C: Unacceptable @Frozen -70� C: 30 days @CSF (sterile screw-cap container):@Room temperature: Unacceptable@Refrigerated: 72 hours@Frozen -20� C: Unacceptable@Frozen -70� C: Unacceptable
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