Cold Agglutinins

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • IMO23
  • Soft Test Code:
  • COLD
Alternate Names
  • Cold Agglutinins Titer

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

Clot from a (10.0 mL)  Red Top Tube 
and
Serum from the Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

Ambient

Collection Instructions

Do not collect in a Serum Separator Tube (SST or PST)

Non-Refrigerated Centrifuge should be utilized when separating specimens

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Negative


Test Comments:

Titer reported if postive


Methodology:
  • Agglutination

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
Days Performed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Departments
  • Immunology

Coding & Compliance

CDM

01450047


CPT Coding

86157


Medical Necessity Documentation

Duplicate testing on this test is not acceptable per Medicare:  Testing to only be done every 7 days