- Health Assessment and Safety
|Analytical - Method:||competitive immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology|
|Reportable - Test Results Type:||Quantitative|
|Units - Conventional:||ng/dL|
|Minimum Volume:||25 µL|
|Preferred Volume:||200 µL|
• Specimens with volume less than 25 µL are rejected as QNS with the appropriate message code. • Specimens that exceed the “Specimen Acceptability” stability but are within 7 days stability are treated with caution. • Specimens that exceed 7 days stability are rejected as NSA with the message code ML04: NSA due to age of specimen, greater than 7 days.
Collect all blood samples in serum separator tubes, observing universal precautions for venipuncture. Allow samples to clot adequately before centrifugation.
|Collection Patient Preparation:||NA|
|Container:||Collect all blood samples in serum separator tubes|