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Cold Agglutinins

Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
CAGS
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
Serum No Gel & EDTASerum No Gel & EDTA
Collection Instructions:

Pre heated 4 mL EDTA tube and 10 mL plain tube. Tubes,needles and syringes must be pre-warmed at 37oC and specimen placed into a thermos flask ( obtained from the laboratory) and transported to the laboratory immediately. Cold specimens may give erroneous results.

Notes:

Investigation of cold agglutinin specificity, thermal range and titre by consultation with Haematologist

Tubes warmed to 37oC are available from the Core laboratory

Frequency:
As required
Reference Interval:

Report will indicate whether cold agglutinins are present

Laboratory Use Only

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