Centrifuge and separate serum/plasma from cells and transfer to plastic vials; do not freeze whole blood. |Frozen -20°C up to 4 weeks (with up to 5 freeze thaw cycles) |Frozen -20°C up to 6 months (with up to 1 freeze thaw cycle)
Ambient - 24 hours (whole blood)
Frozen at -20°C - 4 weeks
Frozen at -20°C - 6 months
Refrigerated 2-8°C - 10 days
Ambient or Refrigerated 2-8°C – Up to 7 Days
Frozen at -20°C – Up to 4 Weeks
Clients can only store whole blood at room-temperature for up to 24 hours before initiation of shipping; otherwise whole blood needs to be refrigerated (2-8°C) for up to 10 days. |This test is not intended for use on samples of cord blood.