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Specimen Stability

Ensure collection samples are correctly stored.

You are welcome to return multiple specimens in one shipment

Type of Specimen Stability

 

Food or Inhalant lgA, lgG, or lgG4 Panels

 
Dried Blood Spot Cord (DBS) 30 days at ambient temperature with relative humidity < 60% or refrigerated, 90 days frozen
Serum 30 days at ambient temperature, 75 days at refrigerated or frozen 
   

Vitamin D Panel

 
Serum 60 days at ambient temperature, refrigerated or frozen
   

Food or Inhalant lgE Panels

 
Dried Blood Spot Cord (DBS) 28 days frozen
Microtainer 7 days at ambient temperature
Serum 28 days frozen
   

Comprehensive IgE

 
Microtainer 7 days at ambient temperature, refrigerated or frozen;
Serum 14 days at ambient temperature, refrigerated or frozen
   

Organic Acids and/ or Environmental Pollutants Proflles

 
Urine Card 14 days at ambient temperature, 90 days at refrigerated or frozen
   

Candida Panel

 
Dried Blood Spot Cord (DBS) 28 days at ambient temperature with relative humidity < 60%, refrigerated or frozen
Serum 14 days at ambient temperature or refrigerated, 60 days frozen

 

Microbiome Profile

 
Stool (GI Basic/Standard/Advanced) 10 days at ambient temperature/ 12 days refrigerated (DO NOT freeze specimen). 
Swab (Vaginal, Oral) 10 days at ambient temperature/ 12 days refrigerated (DO NOT freeze specimen). 
Urine (First Morning Void) 10 days at ambient temperature/ 12 days refrigerated (DO NOT freeze specimen). 

 

Stool Panel

 
Stool (GI Pathogens Panel Basic/Extensive, Faecal Worm/Viral Profile PCR, H.Pylori + Virulence) 10 days at ambient temperature/ 12 days refrigerated (DO NOT freeze specimen). 
Stool (Beta-Glucoronidase, Calprotectin, Occult Blood, Transglutaminase IgA, Pancreatic Elastase, Secretory IgA, Zonulin; Clostridium difficle profile Toxin A/B) 7 days at ambient temperature, 10 days refrigerated, and 30 days frozen.
Stool (H.Pylori EIA only)  10 days at ambient temperature, 12 days refrigerated, and 30 days frozen.

 

Nutritional Panels

 
Serum 7 days at ambient temperature/ 10 days refrigerated (DO NOT freeze).
Urine 7 days at ambient temperature/ 10 days refrigerated (DO NOT freeze).
   

Thyroid Panels

 
Serum 14 days frozen
   

STD Panel

 
Serum
7 days at ambient temperature, refrigerated or frozen;
Urine 7 days at ambient temperature, 14 days at refrigerated, and 30 days at frozen
Dried Blood Spot Cord (DBS) 21 days at ambient temperature, 31 days at refrigerated and frozen
   

Mycotoxin Panel

 
Urine 30 days at ambient temperature
   

MOE-Tox Panel

 
Urine 30 days at ambient temperature