||Quantitative Flow Cytometry
#ExistCollect>Collect: Green (sodium or lithium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).
#ExistSPECIMENPREPARATION>Specimen Preparation: Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 3 mL)
#ExistSPECTRANSPORT>Storage/Transport Temperature: CRITICAL ROOM TEMPERATURE.
#ExistRemarks>Remarks: Specimens must be analyzed within 48 hours of collection.
New York State Clients: Specimens in heparin must be analyzed within 48 hours of collection; specimens in EDTA must be analyzed within 30 hours of collection.
#ExistConditions>Unacceptable Conditions: Clotted, frozen, or refrigerated specimens. Specimens older than 48 hours.
New York State Clients: Clotted, frozen, or refrigerated specimens. Specimens in heparin that are more than 48 hours old and specimens in EDTA that are more than 30 hours old.
#ExistStability>Stability (collection to initiation of testing): Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
New York State Clients: Ambient: 48 hours in heparin, 30 hours in EDTA; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable.