: 10-40 mcg/mL
: Dark green top (Sodium Heparin)
: Serum or plasma
: Red top (no gel) or lavender top (EDTA)
: Red (no gel) or dark green microtainer
: 0.5 mL serum/plasma
: 0.1 mL
: Refrigerated: 7 days
Reasons for Rejection
: Specimen collected in a gel tube
: Monday - Friday
: After 1:00 p.m. (specimens must be received in the lab before 1:00 p.m. to be tested on the same day)
: 24 hours
: Specimen must be received by 1:00 pm to be tested on the same day and cannot be collected in a gel tube.
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