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Methodology: Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Tuesday
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 83498
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells immediately. Refrigerate at 2-8° C. Freeze at -20° C if specimen will not be assayed within 4 days. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle.
Standard Volume: 0.5 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 300 µL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen frozen and thawed more than once.

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