COLD AGGLUTININS

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top tube. Place specimen in warm (37°C) water to clot. Centrifuge and separate serum immediately after clotting, and send 3.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) room temperature in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Frozen samples

Methodology
Hemagglutination

Stability
Room Temperature: 14 days; Refrigerated: 28 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeCAGG
CPT-4 Code (s)
86157
LOINC Codes
5098-9

Warde
Medical
Laboratory