Polymerase Chain Reaction and Detection
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
3-5 mL Whole Blood
Whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube is preferred. Whole blood collected in a sodium heparin (green-top), lithium heparin (green-top) or an ACD Solution A/B (yellow-top) tube is also acceptable.
Room Temp: 8 Days; Refrigerated: 8 Days; Frozen: 30 Days
5 mL Whole Blood
3 mL Whole Blood
Insurance authorization is required prior to draw for Outpatients. Ok to send on Inpatients.