Specimen: Urine, Serum, CSF, BAL
Serum: Collect serum specimens in serum separator tube. Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes, then centrifuge. Send serum in serum separator tube or transfer tube.
Urine/CSF/BAL: Submit Urine, CSF, and BAL in a sterile leak proof plastic tube.
Stability: Room temperature = 48 hours; Refrigerated = 5 days; Frozen = 5 months