Mar 21, 2015




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Cold Agglutinins

Cold Agglutinins (HCCAGG) ARUP Labs, C-D Lab Test

Name: Cold Agglutinins

Test Name: Cold Agglutinins

Health Link Test Code: HCCAGG

LIS Test Code: CAGG

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory

Link: http://www.aruplab.com/guides/ug/tests/0050175.jsp

Collection Container: Red top

Also Acceptable: Red cap with yellow ring (SST)

Collection Instructions:

Keep specimen at 37°C by wrapping a hot pack (infant heel warmer) around the tube immediately after collection. BEFORE COLLECTING SPECIMEN, pre-warm a red top tube(e.g. in an infant heel warmer). Have another infant heel warmer on hand to deliver the blood to the laboratory after collection. Transport specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory within 10 minutes of collection.

Specimen Processing:

IMPORTANT: Keep whole blood specimen at 37°C during entire processing procedure.

Specimen Transport:

Transport whole blood specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory within ten minutes of collection-keep specimen at 37°C by wrapping tube in a hot pack (infant heel warmer). Specimen MUST be processed prior to transport if coming from clinic location. Transport processed serum on a cool pack.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Refrigerated whole blood.




Interpretation Type: Expected Results