PERIPHERAL BLOOD SPECIMENS
IMPORTANT: ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
Collect the specimen in a lavender-top tube.
Remove the top of the tube and pour the blood into HEMATOLOGIC transport medium.
Seal the inner and outer transport vials securely .
Mix by gentle inversion.
Keep the specimen cool.
Use a frozen cold pack. (-20C).
Do not freeze the specimen.
Do not use dry ice for shipping.
Transport the specimen the same day it is collected.