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Test Name:Cryoglobulin
Epic Order Code:LAB713  
CPT Code:82595  
Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 4.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Top is red.
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 4 days
Collection Information:A fasting specimen is preferred. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures, using pre-warmed collection tube (wrap tube in heel warmer prior to collection).
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately, wrapped in heel warmer. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, specimen must be allowed to clot at 37° C for 30 minutes. Once specimen has clotted, centrifuge and place serum in a transport tube. Serum should be transported at room temperature within 4 hours of collection. Sample may not be frozen, refrigerated or transported on ice.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, failure to collect and maintain specimen at 37° C.
Reference Range:Negative
Additional Information:Whole blood must be maintained at 37° C +/- 2° C from the time it is collected until serum is separated from the cells. Failure to do so will result in invalid test results.