SERUM: Spin and separate serum from red cells and place serum in a sterile tube. Best if spun down within 2 hours of collection but may be spun later if kept refrigerated.
CSF: Collect in a sterile red top tube (no anticoagulant). DO NOT spin CSF samples.
Check correct test on UC Davis submission form. Ship specimen(s) refrigerated. If sample will be delayed > 5 days freeze sample. Ship samples Monday-Thursday only. Do not ship Fridays, weekends or major holidays.