Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum from cells. Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen cannot be assayed within 7 days. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle. Social Security Number must be provided if historical graph is to be reported.
7 days refrigerated or 1 year frozen. Unstable ambient.
1 mL serum.
0.5 mL serum.
Refrigerated, or if frozen, on dry ice.
Serum levels of this antigen are utilized for patients with breast cancer.
More thatn one freeze/thaw cycle.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST