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Cold Agglutinin Titer

Mnemonic:    [COLD AGG]
Name:    Cold Agglutinin Titer
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Keep warm (37degrees C) until the sample is centrifuged or separated from cells. Pediatric heel warmers are useful for this.

Do not refrigerate specimen before separation of serum from cells. This will adversely affect the test results.

Plasma or CSF are unacceptable.
Hemolyzed or lipemic samples are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050175
  Method:    Hemagglutination