Centralized Core Laboratory:Hematology
Gold top SST (serum separator tube) or Lavender top (EDTA tube)
7.5mL (minimum 2.5mL)
Sent to reference lab
Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
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.
For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within a Hospital (Akron or Beeghly).
Reference range: up to 1.00 pg/mL