Cold Hemagglutinins

Test Code
COLD(349)

Quest Code
349

CPT Codes
86157

Preferred Specimen
2 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Instructions
Collect 4 mL whole blood in a red-top tube (no gel). Clot at 37°C. Centrifuge at room temperature and immediately separate serum.

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 28 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Received frozen

Methodology
Hemagglutination (HA)

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Mon, Wed, Fri

Report Available
3 to 4 Day(s)

Reference Range
None detected

Clinical Significance
This test can be useful for the detection of cold agglutinins in association with cold agglutinin syndrome

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA 91355-5386



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