Quest Diagnostics Chantilly
Other Reference Test
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
(one) 1.8 mL or (one) 2.7 mL Blood
Light Blue (Sodium Citrate)
Collect 90-120 minutes after the last dose (preferably after at least 3 doses).
Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 30 Days
Gross hemolysis; Visible fibrin clot; Received room temp; Received refrigerated
1 mL Platelet-Poor Plasma
0.5 mL Platelet-Poor Plasma
Platelet-Poor Plasma: Centrifuge (light blue-top) tube 15 minutes at approximately 1500 g within 60 minutes of collection. Using a plastic pipette, remove plasma, taking care to avoid the wbc/platelet buffy layer and place into a plastic vial. Centrifuge a second time and transfer platelet-poor plasma into a new plastic vial. Plasma must be free of platelets (<10,000/uL). Freeze immediately and send frozen.