Clotted Blood specimens are not acceptable. Collect sample in plastic tube. Submit in container with a non-Heparin based anticoagulant. Tubes containing Heparin based anticoagulants are not acceptable.
Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin). Glass container. Tan top tube - glass (Sodium Heparin). Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; Sodium Heparin). Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate). Green top tube (Sodium Heparin).
Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.