Cold Agglutinin Titer

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: COLD
CPT CODE: 86940
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 0800-1600
TURNAROUND TIME: 48 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Arrangements should be made by calling the Blood Center at 25920.
CONTAINER TYPE: Plain red top tube (clot)
COLLECTION: Special Labeling Requirements: The initials of the person who collected the specimen and the date and time of collection MUST be noted on the specimen label.
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood (red cells and serum)
MINIMUM VOLUME: 7 mL
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

Collect sample in prewarmed tube and deliver immediately to Blood Bank in warm water.  Do not put on ice!

REFERENCE RANGE: Screen: negative; titer <32
TEST SYNONYM(S):Cold Hemagglutinin Titer