Cryoglobulins CRY

Method(s) Visual Inspection
Specimen Required
Collect

One 5 mL pre-warmed (37ºC) gold (SST) top tube. Fasting specimens preferred. Maintain specimen at 37ºC for clotting and transport. Deliver immediately to the laboratory. DO NOT CENTRIFUGE PRIOR TO TRANSPORT. Once in laboratory separate serum from cells using a 37ºC centrifuge if possible.

Transport

3 mL serum at 37ºC. (Min: 1.5 mL)

Remarks Fasting samples recommended. Do NOT refrigerate or freeze at any time. Proper collection and transport of specimen is critical to the outcome of the assay.
Stability

Maintain at 37ºC. Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable.

Unacceptable Conditions

Lipemic serum

Schedule Daily (4 days to complete test)
Billing Code 2010014
CPTCode 82595
Notes Specimens that are lipemic are unsuitable for analysis.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Negative after 4 days

No Appointment Necessary
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