COLD AGGLUTININS

Mnemonic

COLD

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 4.0 mL gold (SST) or plain red top tube

Handling

Keep warm using a heat pack or a water bath until specimen collection tube is spun. Refrigeration of specimen before separation of serum from cells will adversely affect test results.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL (Whole Blood 0.7 mL minimum draw)

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Refrigerated whole blood, plasma or CSF, severely hemolyzed, lipemic, or contaminated specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

Tue, Thu, Sat

Reported

3-9 days

Method

Hemagglutination

Referral Lab

ARUP (50175)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86157

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:04 AM