|Specimen Required:||Patient Preparation:
Collect:Serum separator tube.
Specimen Preparation:Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an RDL Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Stability:After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
|New York DOH Approval Status:||This test is New York DOH approved.|
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