Serum or Plasma
Other Reference Test
1 mL Blood
Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube is also acceptable. Specimen must be drawn prior to surgery or more than two days following surgery. Do not draw in recovery room.
Room Temp: 4 Hours; Refrigerated: 1 Week; Frozen: 3 Months
0.5 mL Serum or Plasma
0.1 mL Serum or Plasma
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Complete an ARUP requisition and submit with specimen refrigerated or frozen. Call Apollo Courier Service for pick up Monday-Friday.
Plasma values are slightly lower than serum.