Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

COLD AGGLUTININS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
COLDAG      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86157.03         Geisinger Epic ID: 20325

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
3 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.5 mL
Special notes:
Sandwich specimens between two phlebotomy heat packs (activate them first). Place heat packs with specimens and transport to our lab for immediate processing.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Clot at 37 degrees C. Centrifuge at ambient temperature and immediately separate serum. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred) or refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 2 weeks. Refrigerated: 28 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen specimens unacceptable. Specimens collected in serum separator tube unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
None detected.
CPT code(s):
86157
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Cold agglutinins.
Methodology:
Hemagglutination
Synonyms:
Quest test code 0142
Clinical significance:
This test can be useful for the detection of cold agglutinins in association with cold agglutinin syndrome.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tues, Thurs, Sun p.m.; Report available: 3 days.    
Performed stat? No
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