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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 The sample must be kept warm until the specimen is processed in the laboratory.

If collecting in citrate, check the expiration date on the label of the blue top vacutainer before drawing the patient
Container type Lavender top or Blue top filled to full extent of vacuum x2
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 Samples collected in outdated blue top vacutainer.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 5/29/2016 7:46:18 PM
Entry Number 244
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