Cryoglobulin

Sample type: Serum

Test name: Cryoglobulin

Special precautions & notes: Request must be discussed with laboratory prior to taking sample.  Special procedures and transport at 37°C essential. Monoclonal cryoglobulin (Type 1) associated with lymphoma/Myeloma. Mixed cryoglobulins (Type II) seen in auto-immune disease, lymphoma or infection and show rheumatoid factor activity.  Polyclonal cryoglobulins (Type III) associated with Hepatitis C infection.

Reference range: n/a

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Ideal volume (mL): see notes

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Immunology

Turnaround time: 10 days