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CRYOGLOBULIN, QUALITATIVE

Test Number:
  • 0050185
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • SERUM
Container Type:
  • PLAIN RED TOP (TUBE WITHOUT ADDITIVES)
Alternative Specimen:
Volume:
  • 6 ML
Collection Instructions:
  • PATIENT PREPARATION: fasting. COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS: After collection, allow specimen to clot at 37° C for 30-60 minutes. Place tube in a 37° C incubator or a waterbath. If not available, adjust tap water in a container to 37° C. Place collection tube into the container. Monitor temperature throughout clotting process. Centrifuge clotted tube in a pre-warmed centrifuge (run the centrifuge for 10 minutes prior to centrifuging the specimen). Pour serum into a plastic screw-capped vial and submit at room temperature.
Transport Temperature:
  • AMBIENT
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 3 days
  • Refrigerated: Unstable
  • Frozen: Unstable
Methodology:
  • Visual Inspection
CPT Code:
  • 82595
Reject Criteria:
  • Gross hemolysis • Received frozen • Received refrigerated • Serum Separator Tube (SST®)
Reference Range:
  • None detected
Report Available:
  • 5 DAYS

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