|Values are valid only on day of printing.|
Preferred: Serum gel
Acceptable: Red top
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
1. Fasting-overnight (12-14 hours)
2. Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn.
3. Serum gel tubes should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.
4. Red-top tubes should be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection.
Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Cardiovascular Test Request Form (T724) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/media/customer-service/forms/cardiovascular-request-form.pdf).
Mild OK; Gross reject
|Serum||Refrigerated (preferred)||7 days|