Centralized Core Laboratory:Hematology
Gold top SST (serum separator tube) or Lavender top (EDTA tube)
7.5mL (minimum 2.5mL)
Sent to reference lab
Direct radioimmunoassay/enzyme immunoassay
Separate serum or plasma from cells immediately. Indicate serum or plasma on request form and specimen. Patient should NOT be on any corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory medications, or pain killers, if possible for at least 48 hours prior to collection.
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Reference range: up to 1.00pg/mL