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9026: Cold Agglutinins Print View
Cold Agglutinins HA  < 1:32  titer 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 2 (1) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Useful in supporting the diagnosis of primary atypical pneumonia, infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and hemolytic anemia, gangrene, cirrhosis, Raynaud's disease, some viral diseases, and infectious diseases such as staphylococcemia, influenza, and tuberculosis. Cold agglutinins can cause intravascular agglutination (acrocyanosis) or hemolysis (due to the fixing of complement) in the peripheral circulation, causing pain and discoloration of extremities upon exposure to cold. Primary (chronic) cold agglutinin syndrome (CAS) is typically due to the presence of kappa light chain monoclonal autoantibodies to erythrocytic polysaccharide antigens (e.g., I, i and Pr) related to the ABO and Lewis blood groups.

Clot blood at 37 C for 30 min. Centrifuge and separate.
Once separated from clot, serum may be sent ambient,
refrigerated, or frozen.
Setup Schedule
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
86157

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.






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