Re: Blood handling question

Deidre Allen

Dr. Kellon,

When shipping frozen serum cross country packed in ice overnight, it still might thaw some but still stay chilled. Would that be detrimental to any of these tests: KSU iron panel,  ACTH, insulin, and glucose? 

Is it better not to freeze glucose; just keep it chilled?

Like some of the others here, I'm needing to pull blood samples mid-week, hold them in the freezer over the weekend, then send on Mon.

PNW 2002

The serum for KSU's iron panel has to be handled exactly the same way as samples for ACTH - separate ASAP, decant into plastic tube, freeze and keep frozen during shipping.

Eleanor in PA

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