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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 126 130 124 41 9 34
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 2 2 36
Specimen transport duration/condition Storage 66 15 24 4 1 12
Storage conditions Storage 107 45 68 18 4 46
Storage duration Storage 605 316 404 121 23 459
Storage in ethanol (duration/condition) Storage 0 0 0 0 0 1
Storage temperature Storage 395 228 301 105 20 147
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 7
Time at room temperature Storage 293 101 156 28 11 77
Type of storage container Storage 59 33 28 8 0 8
Within hospital transportation method Storage 63 16 20 3 0 1