Days test started:
Specimen Type/Volume1) 0.5 mL plasma (preferred) or 2) 0.5 mL serum.
Shipping InformationShip in insulated container with freezer packs.
Collection Protocol1) Collect blood into a purple-top blood collection tube, separate plasma and then transfer into a plain tube, containing no additives, freeze. * post-sample time must be included when submitting sample. 2) Collect blood into a red-top tube. Serum samples are acceptable alternatives if centrifuged and separated shortly after clotting.
This test is sent to an external laboratory. See vdl.msu.edu/Bin/Catalog/Catalog.exe for sampling protocols. Shipping (test code: xtmu) and handling (test code: xhand) fees are also applicable on each submission. External test price is subject to change.