|Test Name||Epi proColon|
|Preferred Requirement(s)||7mL of Plasma (3.5mL minimum, does not allow for repeat testing)|
|Unsuitable Specimen||Ambient specimens. Hemolyzed samples. Serum, stool, or whole blood specimens|
|Specimen Stability||R=3days ; F=2 weeks|
|Handling Instructions||1) Collect a minimum of 10 mL whole blood in EDTA (Lavender Top) tube.
2) Separate plasma from whole blood within 4 hours of collection by centrifugation for 12 minutes at 1350 ± 150 rcf.
3) Transfer plasma to a fresh 15 mL conical tube taking care not to disturb the buffy coat and centrifuge for 12 min at 1350 ± 150 rcf.
4) Transfer plasma to a polypropylene tube for transport taking care not to disturb sedimentation at the bottom of the tube.
|Performing Lab||Sonic Reference Laboratory|