Minimum of 0.6 mL serum
Supplies for Submission
SST/Gold Top (1)
- Label serum separator tube (SST) with two identifiers. Acceptable identifiers include patient’s name, date of birth, social security number, requisition number, and medical record number.
- Allow SST contents to clot in an upright position for at least 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and refrigerate.
Specimens are stable if refrigerated for 1 week or frozen for 2 months.