EXPECTED TURNAROUND TIME
(TAT is the interval starting when a specimen and order are received in the laboratory and ends with release of the test result.) In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary. In the event that reflex testing is performed TAT turnaround times can be extended.
Collect a Greiner Bio-One Clot Activator Tube
Gold top tube (SST)
Plasma. Serum separator tubes other than Greiner Bio-One. Non-fasting or lipemic specimens.
SPECIMEN PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS
Gently invert tube to mix contents; allow to clot at room temperature. Separate from cells within 8 hours. Transfer 4 mL serum to an aliquot tube.
SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE