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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Cold Agglutinin Titre

Cold Agglutinin Titre

EDTA X 1

TestCold Agglutinin Titre
Common Abbreviations
Specimen typeBlood
Sample typeBlood
Tube typeEDTA X 1
Minimum volume *4.9 ml
Special precautionsMaintain the sample at 37°C post collection and during transit to the laboratory.
Stability**
Turnaround timesWithin 72 hours
LaboratoryYork
Reference interval
LimitationsSample MUST BE KEPT WARM prior to separation. Haemolysis and lipaemia may affect results
** For paediatric patients, smaller volumes (approximately 1 ml) are acceptable – please contact the laboratory for further advice if necessary.
**** Largely dependent on patients serological status and recent transfusion history
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