Draw with a 21G needle
It is best if the specimen is collected at a testing facility (Central, Mercy, New Ulm or United), but if not, sample must be placed in a STAT bag and STAT couriered to the closest testing facility.
DO NOT SPIN; Submit entire tube(s), unspun
Sample must arrive at the testing facility within 3 hours of collection.
Two (3) Lt blue Sodium citrate (NaCit) tubes and
One (1) Lavender (EDTA), 4mL
Ambient - 3 hours
Send by STAT courier
Hospital Draw - hand deliver to Lab; do not send thru Pneumatic Tube System (PTS).
COL/EPI: 94 - 193 seconds
COLI/EPI Results below the normal reference range have no known clinical significance.
COL/ADP: 71 - 118 seconds (reflex test)