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PCR test

Mar 17, 2007

Hi doctor. I noticed that the requirements of blood sample submissions are posted online by referernce labarotories. For PCR tests I've taken, the blood requires spinning within x hours, and some other stuff. The doctor's office that I use does not have this equipment to my knowledge, they just draw and send. 2 Questions: 1.)Will this ruin the test (false negative)? or 2.) would the reference lab have checks in place to verify the blood sample has been handled properly (spun, etc) and is good?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

No and yes.

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