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Laboratory Medicine

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Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Gold (SST)

Minimum Volume = 1ml Serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in gold top tube. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label

Stability:7 days 2-8°C After 7 days, freeze at or below -20 °C. No effect after 2 freeze/Thaw cycles.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature ASAP.

Spin sample time of collection to time sample get to lab exceeds 2hrs

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Let sample clot adequately at room temperature before centrifugation. Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. .

Sample Rejection Criteria: Multiple freeze/thaw unacceptable,Groosly hemolyzed specimen, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 Day

Test Utilization


Reference Value

0.30 – 2.00 g/L

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