3-7 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
Specimen Collection Details
One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Plasma specimens not recommended.
Allow to clot for 30 minutes to 1 hour ambient. Centrifuge and separate serum from cells as soon as possible and place immediately on wet ice (2-8 degrees C) or freeze for extended transport. Non-frozen samples are acceptable but will be run with a disclaimer if results are abnormally low. If other testing is ordered, send separate specimen for this test.
2 hours ambient or 14 days frozen. Unstable refrigerated.
1 mL serum.
0.5 mL serum.
Frozen on dry ice.
Specimen left to clot refrigerated; specimen subjected to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.