Information on collection, storage, and volume
Gross hemolysis; gross lipemia; quantity not sufficient for analysis; improper specimen type
Collect in serum separator tube with gel barrier. Allow blood to clot, avoiding hemolysis. Separate serum from cells by centrifugation. Transport spun tube to testing laboratory.
Pour-off is not advised. Maternal serum specimens must be drawn prior to amniocentesis to avoid contamination with fetal blood.