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Pre-analytical Factor Classification Bodily fluids Cells/Tissue
Blood Serum Plasma Urine Saliva
Between site transportation method Storage 54 12 26 2 1 22
Freeze/thaw cycling Storage 115 126 116 38 6 29
Post-thaw duration Storage 2 3 5 3 0 1
Prefixation freezing Storage 1 0 0 0 0 2
Short-term storage solution Storage 35 0 6 1 2 36
Specimen transport duration/condition Storage 61 14 24 3 1 12
Storage conditions Storage 96 42 62 14 2 41
Storage duration Storage 568 304 384 112 20 430
Storage in ethanol (duration/condition) Storage 0 0 0 0 0 1
Storage temperature Storage 374 220 285 96 18 140
Storage under gas/vacuum Storage 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thaw duration Storage 9 8 7 1 0 11
Thaw temperature/condition Storage 10 9 9 3 0 6
Time at room temperature Storage 283 97 148 25 10 74
Type of storage container Storage 58 33 27 8 0 8
Within hospital transportation method Storage 58 15 20 3 0 1