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Methodology: Multiplex Flow Immunoassay (Luminex)
Edit Date: 4/19/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 86780
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST) or one 5 mL red top tube.
Handling: Allow to clot and separate serum immediately into a plastic vial. Refrigerate. Freeze ≤ -20° C if specimen cannot be tested within 7 days. Allow no more than 3 freeze/thaw cycles.
Stability: 8 hours ambient, 7 days refrigerated, or indefinitely frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria: Plasma, gross lipemia, hemolysis, or contamination; refrigerated specimen received in laboratory more than 7 days, or ambient more than 8 hours, after collection; specimen frozen/thawed more than 3 times.

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