Test directory: Cryoglobulins

Ordering Code568
Test NameCryoglobulins
AliasCryoglobulin, Serum, Qualitative
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerPlain (Red)
Do Not Use SST.
Optimum Volume2 mL
Collection InstructionsDraw only at sites w/ 37 degree C waterbath or heating block. Prior to draw, preheat collection tube at 37 degree C for 15 minutes.
Handling InstructionsAllow specimen to clot at 37 C for 1 hour. Separate serum and send aliquot to the laboratory.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 3 Days
Refrigerated: 1 Week
Rejection CriteriaFrozen, Gross Hemolysis, Gross Lipemia, Hazy or Cloudy specimens, Plasma or SST Serum, Non-fasting specimens,
Specimen older than stability limits, Specimen not allowed to clot at 37 deg. C
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time7 Days
MethodologyVisual examination for precipitate, gel or crystal formation.

Reference range(s)

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