Specimen should be stored refrigerated and tested within 72 hours. If testing cannot be performed in this time frame, the sample should be frozen.
Plastic or glass tube
Ship with cold packs. Ship with cold packs. Label all samples. For multiple samples, number the tubes consecutively in order using a permanent marker. Include a list of sample names/numbers with submittal form. Place the tubes in consecutive numerical order in cardboard boxes designated for tubes. Do not submit loose in bags.