1-4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
Specimen Collection Details
One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). NOTE: Fasting specimen is preferred. CRITICAL: Protect from light during collection, storage, and transport.
Protect from light by wrapping tube in foil. Avoid hemolysis. Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells and pour into a plastic vial. Refrigerate or put on ice immediately. Freeze within 4 hours of collection. If multiple tests are ordered, send separate specimen for this test.
After separation specimen stable 4 hours refrigerated or 1 month frozen. Specimen unstable ambient.
3 mL serum.
2 mL serum.
Frozen on dry ice.
Critical frozen. Protect from light.
Ambient, refrigerated, icteric or hemolyzed specimen; specimen unprotected from light.