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  Cryoglobulin Specimen Type:
  also known as CRYO

Blood


RHEUMATOLOGY

Specimen requirements: 10 mL Red Stopper; Plain
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A N/A N/A N/A NO PPT
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 10 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 7 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Rheumatology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Weekly
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 1 Week
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Hematology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Visual Inspection
Special Instructions:

!!!Specimen must be placed in warm water (37 C) and delivered to the laboratory immediately!!! 1) The specimen must be incubated for at least one hour at 37 C in a heat block or water bath prior to centrifugation. 2) Centrifuge at room temperature. 3) Transfer the serum to a secondary properly labeled tube and refrigerate. 4) If the specimen has already been processed (incubated and serum removed) the appropriate transport is on ice, then store specimen in the refrigerator. 5) Cryoglobulin-protein quantitation will be performed only when the cryoglobulin screen shows the presence of protein precipitation.  If the quantitative protein level is greater than 15 mg/dL, a rheumatoid factor will be performed on the cryoglobulin supernatant and the serum.

  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Qualitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: CRYO
CyberLAB code: 7511
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A