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Cold Agglutinins

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code CAGG
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Monday-Friday (day shift)
Collection Instructions Once collected, please keep all samples warm by wrapping with a heel warmer and deliver to the laboratory as soon as possible.

If collecting in citrate tube (blue top), check the expiration date on the label of the vacutainer before drawing the patient.
Container type 1x 6mL EDTA whole blood or 2x with blue top
Amount to Collect 6 mL blood
Sample type EDTA or citrated plasma
Preferred volume 3 mL plasma
UCSF Rejection Criteria Room temperature or colder sample received. Samples collected in outdated blue top vacutainer.
Processing notes Do NOT centrifuge, keep warm and deliver to Immunology asap.
Units titer
Normal range Negative titer < 20
Turn around times 2-5 days
CPT coding 86157
LOINC code 14658-9
LDT or Mod FDA? Yes
Last Updated 9/15/2017 5:56 PM
Entry Number 244
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