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
Turnaround time: 10 working days