Specimen Requirements

Title

CRYOGLOBULIN

Specimen Requirement

1 Plain Red Top/2.0 mL serum. Place Red Top in warm water immediately after draw until specimen is clotted and can be centrifuged. After centrifugation, remove serum and place in a plastic transfer tube.

*Make certain to label transfer tube “serum from plain red” in addition to patient’s demographics.

Methodology

Stability

Above

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

7-10 days

Clinical Use

Cryoglobulins may be present in macroglobulinemia of Waldenstr?myeloma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, lupus, chronic active hepatitis, and other viral infections.

Test Code

CRYW