Flow Specimen Collection

All specimens must be labeled with a CERNER barcode label including the date and time of specimen collection.  If the computer is not functioning, label the specimen with the patient’s name, financial number and location.

Flow Cytometry testing requires a lavender stoppered vacutainer tube containing K2EDTA.  Mix the tube by gently inverting the tube.

Blood must be maintained at room temperature at all times.  DO NOT REFRIGERATE.  Deliver to the Laboratory Central Accessioning Room A2-428 within 2 hours after it is drawn.