Light Green (PST - Lithium heparin)
1 mL whole blood
0.5 mL whole blood
post centrifuged, 3hrs refrigerated and 24 hours frozen
Centrifuge PST promptly in refrigerated centrifuge at 3400 RPM for 10 min. If there is not gel separating the plasma from the red cells, transfer the plasma using a disposable pipette to another tube (pour off tube) being careful not to disturb the buffy coat. Rubber band the original tube (parent tube) with the labeled pour off tube prior to sending the specimen to CLS.
Transport without ice.Specimen collected in a SST tube.
Stat: 45 Min. Routine: 90 Min.
Use light green microtainer for min. vol. on ice. Results effected if not transported on ice. A tourniquet should not be used during blood collection.