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Dried Serum Collection Kit Video

    Submission Requirements

    Specimen Requirements

    • 1mL Serum, SST preferred
    • Fasting not required (preferred for B12 tests)
    • Avoid severe hemolysis and lipemia
    • Apply to Dried Specimen Test Kit immediately (Or freeze if not applying to device)

    Specimen Stability

    Inside DSTK Packaging: Specimen Stable for 14-21 days

    If not immediately applying to DSTK, specimen may be stored in -20c freezer (standard freezer) for 30 days prior to application on DSTK.

    Shipping Specimens

    Dried Serum Test Kit

    Specimen must be packaged in the foil pouch containing the barcode, then inside the the white and yellow return envelope. Samples must arrive to the lab within 14 days of preparation. Missing either the internal foil pouch, or return envelope may result in sample rejection.

    Ship To

    VDI Laboratory
    Lab Receiving
    PO Box 2217
    Simi Valley, CA 93062-2217

    Frozen Serum Tests

    Please contact VDI prior to shipping for test requirements and shipping requirements.

    Ship To

    VDI Laboratory
    Lab Receiving
    4685 Runway St. STE K
    Simi Valley, CA 93063

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dried Serum Collection Kit Common Errors

    • Do not allow specimen to air-dry
    • Device goes inside foil pouch, then inside the return envelope
    • Improper pipetting [under/overfill]
    • Failure to adequately close packaging
    • Fill out ALL patient information, including name on the foil bag
    • Include Test Requisition Form

    Testing Days

    VDI tests specimens Mon-Fri, excluding holidays. Reports are typically generated the day the specimen arrives, typically around 1700 PST.

    Access Lab Reports Online

    Lab reports can be accessed on the My Account page. Reports are issued to the submitting facility/clinic.