Order Code: C2351
ABN Requirement: No
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL
Container: Red Top (no gel barrier) tube
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
- Aliquot serum into labeled transport tube and cap tightly.
Special Instructions: Do not collect in a gel separator tube. Label specimen as “Red Top Serum”. A specimen should be collected at least 6 to 8 hours after drug administration. By this time, serum digoxin levels are expected to be in equilibrium with tissue levels and should correlate with pharmacologic effects.
Transport/Shipping Instruction: Store specimen refrigerated at 2-8°C after collection and ship the same day per the packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box. If not shipping the same day, store specimen frozen at -20°C and ship with dry ice.
Ambient (15-25°C): 24 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 4 days
Frozen (-20°C): 1-2 weeks
Causes for Rejection: Serum from gel barrier (SST) tube; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits
Methodology: Kinetic Interaction of Microparticles in a Solution
Turn Around Time: 2-3 days
Clinical Significance: Evaluation and monitoring of therapeutic drug levels.
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