One 2.7 mL Sodium Citrate (Blue) Tube
Fill 1 pediatric 1.8 mL Sodium Citrate (Blue) Tube. You must immediately invert
the tube 3-4 times.
Aliquot type not properly identified, clotted specimen, not frozen if required per stability conditions. Preferrred specimen is original tube unspun, ambient.
Original Tube unspun ambient.
Ambient: 24 hrs capped unspun; 2 hrs uncapped/spun; Frozen: One week
Do not refrigerate specimen.
Draw one full light blue top tube (blood-to-anticoagulant is critical). Refer to the "Hemostasis/Thromobosis Specimen Collection" link below for processing information if specimen needs to be frozen.
An Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) may be required