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storage of laboratory human blood samples(whole anticoagulated blood-serum-plasm - (Jan/23/2014 )

what is the suitable temp for the storage of blood sample(whole blood- serum- plasma)

-Shaker Mohamed-

Depends what type of assay you want to do with them. We store whole blood at 4C for about 3-5 days if we want to extract DNA. Any longer than that and the blood is moved to the -80C for long term storage. The storage conditions will vary depending on what you need from the blood.