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Cold Agglutinins

Alternative Names:Cold haemagglutinin disease screen
CHAD
Laboratory:Blood Bank
Test Code:CAT
Medicare rebatable:No
Registration Instructions:

Register as CAT.

Samples MUST be received at 37oC for processing.

Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
EDTA 6 mL
EDTA
EDTA 6 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:1 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Two (2x) collection tubes required

Investigation of cold agglutinin specificity, thermal range and titre by consultation with Haematologist.

Collect with a 37oC syringe and maintain at 37oC until specimens reach theBlood Bank laboratory. Cold specimens will not be accepted. Contact Specimen reception or the Blood Bank department to organise 37oC sample collection supplies.

Transport Instructions:At 37'C
Send to lab immediately
Processing Instructions:Do Not Centrifuge

Keep at 37oC and deliver immediately to the laboratory.

Assay Frequency:By Arrangement