Cold Agglutinins


Test Information

Test Name

Cold Agglutinins

Synonyms

Cold Antibodies

Department

Transfusion

Preferred Specimen

6mL EDTA (Whole blood)

Testing Location

PLBOP


Collection Information

Main Lab Only

Yes

Preparation

  • Pre-warm tubes & keep at 37C
  • Send to lab ASAP

Processing Information

Registration Code

COLD

Notes

  • 37C is not critical but ideal to avoid sources of error

Methodology

Interpretations

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Contact Information

mark.howard@pathlab.co.nz