Expel air from syringe or fill capillary tube completely and cap immediately. Label with patient details, date and time of collection.
Following collection, roll syringe between hands to mix heparin into the blood. If a delay of more than 15mins is anticipated, place sample on ice pillow.
Specimens to be tested in the Core Lab - If a delay of up to 15 mins in delivery is anticipated, keep specimen on an ice pillow until specimen reaches the laboratory. All specimens must be accompanied by a request form.