Evaluation of patients with suspected systemic infection
Evaluation of patients with suspected localized infection, specifically prosthetic joint infection (PJI)
1. Immediately after drawing the specimen, place the tube on wet ice.
2. Spin down and separate plasma from cells; 1,500 x g for 10 minutes at 4 degrees C.
3. Freeze specimen within 30 minutes
Specimens other than EDTA plasma