Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Cold Agglutinin Screen Test

Test Name: Cold Agglutinin Screen Test
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Blood Transfusion
Specimen Type: 6 mL Pink (EDTA) top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Note: Must be kept at 37C from time of sample collection. Place sample in a container with warm water (37C) from time of collection until delivered to Blood Transfusion Laboratory.
Requisition: BLOOD TRANSFUSION REQUISITION or Electronic order
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
3 hours
3 hours
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2015-05-21
Critical Value: N/A
Interpretive Comments: If the cold agglutinin screen is positive, the physician may request the Cold Agglutinin Titre and Thermal Amplitude.
Special Processing:  
Method of Analysis: Saline tube test
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Transport sample to the lab in a container with warm water (37C) within 30 minutes of collection.
System Codes: 
Referred To:  

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