10ml Blood collection kit instructions

Before you start

This kit is to be used for the following test:
Prelude Prenatal Screen

Please read all instructions before collecting sample. Following these guidelines will ensure that patient’s results are not delayed.

If the patient has had a transfusion within the past seven days, wait to collect the patient’s sample until seven days have passed. If the sample cannot be shipped on the same day as it is drawn, please refrigerate the sample until it can be shipped.

  • Step 1

    Write the patient’s full name, date of birth, collection date, and phlebotomist initials, on the Streck tube. Also, label with gestational age.

  • Step 2

    Draw blood from patient. Fill the Streck collection tube with at least a 7ml sample. After collection, gently invert sample tube several times. Vigorous shaking will compromise the specimen.

  • Step 3

    Insert tube into the foam padding provided. Seal tube in the specimen bag. Place the specimen bag in the kit box. Give the patient card with the unique sample barcode to the patient for his or her records.

  • Step 4

    Seal the kit box in the FedEx Clinical Pak with prepaid overnight priority postage affixed. Ship promptly.

  • Step 5

    Return the prepaid mailer to our lab by FedEx. You can do this by scheduling a free pickup either through fedex.com or by calling 1-800-GoFedex (1-800-463-3339). Unfortunately, FedEx office locations and FedEx drop boxes will not accept the mailer.