Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
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Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
Other Reference Test
0.3-0.7 mL CSF
1-2 mL Blood for plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) or ACD Solution A/B (yellow-top) tube or serum collected in a serum separator tube (SST) is also acceptable.
Room Temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: 14 Days; Frozen: 30 Days
Specimens containing heparin; Leaking; Plasma anticoagulatned with heparin
Plasma: Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Serum: Separate from cells within 1 hour of collection.