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COLD AGGLUTININ TITER (CGT)

Department: Blood Bank
Test Synonym(s): CGT
CPT Codes: 86157
Methodology: Serological
Reference Range: Normal titer range 0 - 32
Tube Type: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen: Blood
Alternate Specimen: None
Pediatric Requirements: 2 mL
Volume: 2 mL
Minimum Volume: 2 mL
Temperature: 37 degrees
Stability: 3 days
Reasons for Rejection: Excessive hemolysis
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: 1 day
Special Instructions: Specimen must be labeled with patient's first and last name, Medical Record number, collection date and Phlebotomist ID. Must maintain specimen at 37C. Collect at 37C (place on heel warmer or in 37C water at time of specimen collection). Centrifuge 5 minutes and separate specimen immediately. Specimen is held for testing.

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