Specimen Requirements: 1 lavender-top (EDTA) tube (minimum: 2.0 mL of EDTA whole blood). Avoid hemolysis. REFRIGERATE SPECIMEN AFTER COLLECTION.
• Specimen is acceptable up to 24 hours after collection if refrigerated.
• If CBC and sedimentation rate are being ordered together, draw a separate lavender-top (EDTA) tube for each assay. Keep the tube for CBC at room temperature, refrigerate the tube for the sedimentation rate.
Analytical Time: 1 day
Days Set Up: Monday through Sunday