Whole blood, packed RBCs, and dried blood spots are remarkably resistant to degradation and can typically be shipped overnight at ambient temperature. If samples are being collected at a research site for later batch shipment, they should be frozen at -80°C and shipped on dry ice. Note: RBC samples should not be kept at -20°C for more than 1 day as the long-chain PUFAs will begin to degrade. Storage at room temperature or 4°C for up to 3 weeks (before analysis) is acceptable.

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