Turn Around Time:
Routine: Four hours
STAT: Three hours
3cc heparinized plasma, transport with ice until analysis
The patient should avoid any exercise of the arm or hand before or during collection of sample.
Blood should be collected without tourniquet; green top tube placed immediately on ice with water; centrifuge within 15 minutes; separate plasma and refrigerate if there will be delay in testing; avoid hemolysis
Unit Conducting the Service:
Clinical Chemistry Services