specimens should be delivered directly to the Hematopathology
lab (5.142 McCullough)
Routine venipuncture; Collect in EDTA (lavender tube).
Micro-collection is acceptable. The specimen should be
collected to the appropriate fill volume stated on the
collection tube. The minimum volume required is 90% of the
stated tube volume.
Room Temperature 4 hours. If testing cannot be completed within
4 hours sample should be refrigerated at 2-8░ C.
Stable Refrigerated for 24 hours.
Causes for Rejection:
Clotted, QNS, identification error, hemolysis