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Test ID: CAGG    
Cold Agglutinin Titer, Serum

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Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Serum Red

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Container/Tube: Red top

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not refrigerate prior to separation of serum from red cells. Separate serum from red cells immediately after blood clots.

Additional Information: For diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection, see MYCPN / Mycoplasma pneumoniae Antibodies, IgG and IgM, Serum.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Serum gel tube

 

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Serum RedRefrigerated (preferred)
 Ambient 
 Frozen