Cold Agglutinin screen

Cold Agglutinin

Test Name:   Cold Agglutinin Screen
Alternate Name (s):    
Laboratory Module:   LAB
Ordering Mnemonic:   COLD
Specimen Type:   

Serum

Collection Container:   Red- 7mls
Container Information
Red TubeRed TubeMicro-Red TubeMicro-Red Tube
Collection Information:   Specimen Requirements:
Blood drawn in a SST-RO is not acceptable

Keep samples warm

Deliver immediately to laboratory

Test Schedule:  

24/7

Turnaround Time:   Routine

24 hours

Stat / Urgent

 

Reference Interval:  


 

Critical Values:    
Lab Process Notes :  

Collect blood in Pre-warmed PLAIN RED top tube. IMMEDIATELY place tube in 37°C Water Bath and let stand for 60 minutes to clot. Centrifuge at room temperature and IMMEDIATELY separate. Transfer at least 3 mL of serum to a labelled tube and cap tightly. Elastize clot tube and serum tube together.


DO NOT REFRIGERATE
Storage & Transport:    
Test Referred to :    Reference Lab

                 

Updated 2018.08.28 ll

 
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