Information on collection, storage, and volume
Whole blood or bone marrow
10 mL whole blood; 2 mL bone marrow aspirate
Green-top (sodium heparin) tube (preferred) or lavender-top (EDTA)
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Hemolysis; specimen clotted; specimen frozen; specimen in formalin or other fixative; blood more than 72 hours old; bone marrow aspirates more than five days old; bags or bottles of body fluid or bronchial washing; tissue in formalin or other fixative; contaminated transport medium
All specimens should be shipped to Labcorp Oncology on the day of excision. Delay in shipping may compromise cell viability and results.
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