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Cottage Grove: Specific Electrochemical Sensors
|Released:||Same day as tested|
|Specimen Collection Details|
|Collection:||One 2 mL grey top tube (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate). Cottage Grove only: One 4 mL green top tube (heparin).
The patient should avoid any exercise of the arm or hand before or during collection. Optimally, the draw should be done without the use of a tourniquet. Tube should be at least half full.
|Handling:||Centrifuge and separate plasma from cells into a plastic tube within 4 hours; keep tightly capped and refrigerated at 2-8° C. Minimize exposure to air.
Cottage Grove only: Do not centrifuge. Send as whole blood.
|Stability:||7 days refrigerated if plasma is removed from cells within 4 hours.
Cottage Grove only: Specimen should be assayed immediately.
|Standard Volume:||1 mL plasma. Cottage Grove only: 1 mL whole blood.|
|Minimum Volume:||0.5 mL plasma Cottage Grove only: 0.5 mL whole blood.|
|Transport:||Refrigerated. Cottage Grove only: Ambient|
|Rejection Criteria:||Serum; plasma other than specified. Cottage Grove only: Serum: whole blood other than heparin.|