Cold agglutinin titres
(Blood Transfusion)
Investigation : Cold agglutinin titres
Reference range : N/A
Volume Required Consult the Transfusion Laboratory send away sample to NHSBT
Special sample requirements Consult the Transfusion Laboratory send away sample to NHSBT Sample and request must be handwritten.
Patient Preparation None
Storage Requirements Consult the Transfusion Laboratory send away sample to NHSBT
Turnaround time Consult the Transfusion Laboratory send away sample to NHSBT.
Clinical Application Cold agglutinins derive their name from the fact they show maximal activity at temperatures lower than normal body temperature. They are present in low titres in healthy individuals, but may be associated with a range of disease states.
Clinical Interpretation Please refer to Clinical Transfusion Team
EQA Scheme Samples referred to NHSBT for processing.
CPA/UKAS Accredited All NHSBT RCI laboratories are accredited to ISO 15189 by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for the clinical services they provide. They are also licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for the services that fall under the Blood Safety and Quality Regulations (BSQR).


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