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COLD AGGLUTININ TITER, QUANTITATIVE
Number 746
CPT Code 86156
Alias 
Specimen Container SST
Specimen Type Serum
Turn Around Time 
Days Performed 
Reference Range Negative: <1:32
Alternate Specimen Red Top
Volume 1 mL Serum
Stability Ambient Preferred
Stability Refrigerated Unstable
Stability Frozen Unstable
Patient Preparation 
Methodology 

Hemagglutination

Limitations 

False negatives may occur if the sample is refrigerated prior to the separation of the serum from the red blood cells. This test is not a direct measure of the clinical significance of the cold agglutinin and must be used in conjunction with the patient’s clinical presentation and other laboratory values. Normal individuals may have low levels of cold agglutinins that have no clinical significance.

Rejection Criteria 

Refrigeration of the specimen before separating serum from cells

Additional Instructions 
Performing Laboratory Reference Laboratory
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Primex Clinical Laboratories strives to provide clients with quality testing services to better support patient health. With the ongoing pandemic, COVID-19 testing has become high in demand yet testing supplies are limited.

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