Specimens for Biochemical Studies

To ensure a successful outcome please follow the guidelines listed below when collecting specimens. Before shipping, write the patient's name on the container the sample is being transported in. When completing the biochemical studies requisition form please include a reason for study. If you have any questions, please contact our staff at (405)271-3589 and we will be happy to assist you.

Plasma

Draw whole blood in a sodium heparin tube (green top).  Separate by centrifugation and send 1-2 mL of plasma.  Store plasma at -20 oC and ship frozen sample on dry ice with overnight delivery.  Plasma may be stored frozen for up to 7 days.

Urine

2-5 mL of random urine collected in a sterile container with no preservatives.  Store sample at -20 oC and ship frozen on dry ice with overnight delivery.

CSF

1 mL collected in a sterile container.  Store sample at -80 oC and ship frozen on dry ice with overnight delivery.