The following procedure should be preformed by a trained professional.
- REQUIRED SPECIMEN: approximately 3 ml separated serum,
random draw (No fasting nor dietary restrictions prior to draw
- PLEASE DO NOT SHIP WHOLE BLOOD, SERUM STILL
ON THE CLOT OR SST TUBES. Hemolysis will ruin the specimen for
testing purposes, and specimens shipped to the lab are often subjected
to substantial shaking, vibration and handling.
- If serum is to be held more than 1 hour prior
to shipping, please refrigerate at 2-6 degrees Celsius. It may alternatively
be frozen for storage.
Specimen Drawing and preparation procedure
Specimen is drawn via venipuncture using a clot tube such as might
be used when drawing a specimen for serum chemistries. In addition
to a normal clot tube (red top), a serum separation tube such as the
SST (tiger top) or AUTOSEP or their equivalents may also be used.
should be allowed to clot for appoximately 15 minutes, and then centrifuged
long enough to separate the serum from the clotted elements of the
centrifuging, the serum should be removed from the drawing tube and
placed in the transport tube supplied in the kit from Clifford Consulting
TIGHTEN the cap on the serum
transport tube and place it into provided biohazard safety ziplock
bag. Do not place paperwork into the same ziplock bag as the specimen.
PLEASE DO NOT SHIP WHOLE BLOOD, SERUM STILL
ON THE CLOT OR SST TUBES and If serum is to be held more than 1
hour prior to shipping, please refrigerate at 2-6 degrees Celsius. It
may alternately be frozen for storage.
Please see shipping instructions
for submission procedures of samples to CCR.