Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Whole Blood or Bone Marrow
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
3 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Collect 3 mL of whole blood or bone marrow in a lavendar-top (EDTA) tube, green-top (Heparin) or yellow-top (ACD) tube. Whole blood or bone marrow are shipped at room temperature or 4Â° C. Do not freeze whole blood or bone marrow. Record the draw time and date on the tube. Information regarding draw time and date is required to ensure stability of the sample is maintained. Ship immediately to maintain sample stability.
Room temperature: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours
Gross hemolysis â€¢ Clotted blood or bone marrow â€¢ F
Alternative Specimen(s) Whole blood collected in an EDTA (royal blue-top), sodium heparin (green-top) or ACD solution B (yellow-top) tube â€¢ 3 mL bone marrow collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), EDTA (royal blue-top), sodium heparin (green-top), or ACD solution B (yellow-top) tube