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
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.
6 ml Serum with no Gel.
Send to pathology immediately for centrifugation and storage at -70C.
Requires own tube?:
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Mannose Binding Lectin is part of the Complement Functional panel. The Complement Functional Panel includes three tests : Classical pathway (CH50), Alternative pathway (AH50) and Mannose Binding Lectin.