Serum: freeze (preferred) or refrigerate specimens after collection.
Plasma: maintain on ice or in a refrigerator for no longer than 2 hours before it is frozen.
Whole blood: refrigerate specimens promptly after collection. Do not freeze whole blood.
Ship refrigerated specimens to VRDL on cold packs. Ship frozen specimens to VRDL on dry ice.
Ship specimens and a hard copy of the completed submittal forms to: CDPH VRDL
ATTN: Specimen Receiving
850 Marina Bay Parkway Richmond, CA 94804