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Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by Lolinda, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. sb4

    sb4 Senior Member

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    Apparently they just "missed it". It's marked as blood sample and is sitting in german customs now. I really hope it gets cleared soon as I should imagine it needs to be there this morning...
     
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    Well its still in a depot in Germany and it's now 5pm over there. I think it's ruined. I honestly can't believe it.
     
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    What a bummer! Do you know @sb4 if the blood sample finally made it to Cell Trend or if it's still sitting in the depot in Germany? If you used the Fedex Clinical Pack, Cell Trend told me it is okay if it takes 48-72 hours (and does not actually have to arrive in 24 hrs which would have been impossible in my case). After 72 hours, I am not sure if it is still okay but you could call or e-mail Cell Trend to ask them.
     
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    The next day the tracker updated saying it was delivered friday at 3/4pm. So hopefully it was enough time for them to do something with it.
    I have tried email but I supect they are busy. I will have to wait and see...
     
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    That is great and am hoping it got there in enough time! Keep us posted.
     
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    I have encountered a new hurdle. They say once blood is centrifuged it needs to be held upright and posting it to germany will ruin it. Is this right? If so how did the others in this thread send theirs?
     
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    I am not certain of the answer to this question but when I gave the instructions from Cell Trend to the specialty lab who drew the blood and shipped it to Germany in the Fedex clinical pack, I can only assume that the pack held it in an upright position. I did not ask this specific question but I know that my blood sample arrived intact to Cell Trend so can only make this assumption.

    If you can find a place to ship it in the Fedex Clinical Pack, it should be okay.
     
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    I think something went wrong with that post as it is word for word my earlier post.

    The answer is gold topped tubes with gel inside means it doesn't need to be upright
     

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