Special Collection Requirements: SEE NOTES Serum - Plain Tube With No Gel. 3 Ml Minimum. Refer To Notes For Important Specimen Handling Requirements. Transport To CSR Urgently For Aliquoting
10 ml Urine (random)
Requires own tube?:
Internal Spec Code:
no ref int nmol/L
At least 3 ml of whole blood collected into a plain gel-free (neutral) serum tube. The blood is allowed to clot at room temperature for up to 60 minutes Centrifuge samples within 1 hour of collection, after clotting, for 10 min at 3800 rpm and 4oC. Transfer cell-free supernatant to three 300uL aliquot tubes (Sarsdedt). Store all the aliquots in a sample box at –70oC immediately, until transport Serum samples must be transferred to the Immunology laboratory Royal Children’s Hospital on dry ice and not allowed to thaw during transport.