Heparinized syringe, Green top (lithium heparin) microtainer
0.5 mL microtainer or syringe; (2) 125 uL capillary tubes
Cause for rejection:
Clotted, specimen not sent on ice, air bubbles, gel separator tubes
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately.
For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital at the Beeghly campus. If collected at an offsite location, specimen is stable only 1 hour. Call a STAT Courier.
Reference range: 0.4 - 1.5 %