Sample should be obtained no more than 3 days (up to 96 hours) prior to testing.
In certain circumstances, additional blood may be requested to complete testing. If the patient has a known antibody, collect and submit 2-3 4mL EDTA whole blood tubes for testing.
Immediatley following collection, mix sample by inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting.
Tube must be labeled with the patients first and last name and Excellian MRN, date and time of collection and phlebotomist’s A#
Tube must be labeled with the patient's first and last name and date of birth, date and time of collection and phlebotomist’s initials.
Submit all tubes unspun
Two (2) Lavender (EDTA), 4mL tubes and
Two (2) Red serum vial/tubes, 10mL
Refrigerated - 3 days (96 hrs)