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Cold Agglutinins

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Also known as: Agglutinins; Cold Autoantibodies; Cold-Reacting Antibodies
Formal name: Cold Agglutinins
Related tests: Complete Blood Count, Reticulocyte Count, Mycoplasma, Mono Test, Warm Agglutinins

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help determine the cause of hemolytic anemia; to help diagnose cold agglutinin disease

When to Get Tested?

When you have symptoms associated with anemia and/or pain, paleness, and bluing in the fingers, toes and tips of the ears that occurs after exposure to cold temperatures; when you have been diagnosed with hemolytic anemia and your health practitioner is investigating the cause

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?