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Test Code COLD Cold Agglutinins

Additional Information

This test is not specific for Mycoplasma pneumoniae. For diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumonia infections, see Mycoplasma pneumoniae Antibodies, IgG, IgM

Collection Container

Red top

Specimen Required

Serum

Special Handling Instructions

Transport blood immediately to laboratory. Incubate at 37° C and allow to clot at 37° C. Separate serum from cells.

Specimen Volume

1 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Ambient. Do NOT refrigerate prior to separation of serum from red cells. Store SEPARATED serum in the refrigerator.

Reasons for Rejection

Refrigeration of the specimen before separating serum from cells

Methodology

Hemagglutination

Days and Times Performed

Tuesday and Friday

Turnaround Time

3 - 5 days

Reference Ranges

Negative <1:32

Units of Measure

Titer

CPT Code

86157

LOINC Code

5098-9

EMR Interface Order Code

51450