Notes on sample storage
- Close the sample container
- Ship blood samples to the laboratory and analyse them as soon as possible
- Store samples in an upright position
- Avoid repeated freezing and defrosting
- Whole blood without separation of serum/plasma by gel or filter must NOT be froze
For some kinds of test, plasma must be stored frozen or protected from light. In these cases, the plasma must be centrifuged and frozen in a new tube.