- Mix the specimen by gently inverting the bag 2 – 3 times.
- Attach Safety Needle to Holder.
- Remove green needle cover and insert needle into medication port.
- Insert the stopper of the Lavender Top Tube into the Holder. This will pierce the stopper and allow the tube to automatically fill.
- Gently invert tube 10 times.
- Use the bar code label with patient’s name and ID to identify the specimen.
- Preferred: Refrigerate 2°-8° C.
Acceptable: Room Temperature
- Due to short stability, specimen must be collected and shipped to the laboratory Monday through Friday only.