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Alias Names: Cryocrit
Methodology: Qualitative
Edit Date: 4/30/2009
Performed: Daily
Released: 72 hours
CPT Code: 82595
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: NOTE: If unable to process specimen as directed, refer patient to any PeaceHealth Laboratories Patient Service Center. The specimen will be transported STAT to the laboratory.
Collect two 5 mL red top tubes. Do not use serum separator tube (SST).
Handling: Specimen must clot at 37° C for 45 minutes, using a heat pack, water bath, or dry incubator. Keep specimen at 37° C until the centrifugation and separation of serum. Once separated, serum may be stored and transported refrigerated. Do not freeze. If whole bood, keep at 37° C and call for STAT courier.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 1.5 mL serum.
Transport: Serum: refrigerated. Two 5 mL red top tubes: maintain at 37° C and send STAT to lab.
Comments: Cryoglobulins are proteins that precipitate when cooled.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen not maintained at 37° C until centrifuged; use of serum separator tube (SST); frozen specimen.


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