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Container/Tube: Red top
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
1. Use a warm pack to keep specimen at 37 degrees C prior to and after collecting.
2. Allow specimen to clot at 37 degrees C.
3. Centrifuge at 37 degrees C and separate serum from red cells immediately after blood clots.
4. Do not refrigerate prior to separation of serum from red cells.
Additional Information: For diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection, see MYCPN / Mycoplasma pneumoniae Antibodies, IgG and IgM, Serum.
Serum gel tube
|Serum Red||Refrigerated (preferred)|