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Cold Agglutinin Titer

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
COLDA MAYO
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Red top (no anticoagulant) tube
Collection Volume:
10.0 mL (minimum 2.5 mL)
Cause for Rejection:
Refrigerated prior to separation of serum from red cells.
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Sent to Reference Laboratory
Methodology:
Titration-Red Cell Agglutination at 4 degrees C
Special Instructions:
Do not refrigerate prior to separation of serum from red cells. Use a warm pack to keep specimen at 37 degrees C prior to and after collecting. Allow specimens to clot at 37 degrees C. Lab - Centrifuge at 37 degrees C and separate serum from red cells immediately after blood clots, or within one hour of collection.
TAT:
1 day
Additional Info:
If screen is positive, titer results will be reported.
CPT Code:
86157
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