Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Cryoglobulin Characterization,Serum

Test Name: Cryoglobulin Characterization,Serum
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Clinical Immunology
Specimen Type: 2 x 6 mL Red (no gels or serum separator) top Vacutainer tubes
Collection Information: If possible, patient should be fasting.
Caution: Specimen is not acceptable when drawn on a patient receiving heparin or any other anti-coagulant.



Immediately after the blood draw, label the tubes and place in a thermos with warm (not hot) water. Water should be 37°C. Send to the laboratory specimen receiving area.

Do not leave the specimens at room temperature or refrigerate.

Transport the samples as soon as possible.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Order Cryoglobulin. The characterization is part of the evaluation
Test Schedule: As indicated
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
Crit and characterization N/A on preliminary report.
Final report positive cryoglobulin: 10 days
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2010-01-11
Revised Date: 2014-03-14
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Identifies the cryoglobulin type: Monoclonal (Type I) or Mixed (Type II or Type III).
Special Processing: The specimen tubes must remain at 37°C until the serum has been separated.
Comments: Characterization will only be processed once per patient.
The cryocrit will be used to monitor positive results.
Method of Analysis: Immunofixation
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: The specimen blood tubes must remain at 37C until the serum has been separated. After separation, the specimen can be stored or shipped at ambient temperature or refrigerated.
System Codes: 
Cerner
CRYO
 
Referred To:  

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