Ordering Recommendation

Identify paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. Other RBC antibodies may interfere with testing, yielding inconclusive results.

Mnemonic
IRL-DL
Methodology

Hemolysis

Performed

Mon-Fri

Reported

1-3 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Plain Red.

Specimen Preparation

Maintain specimen at 37°C until serum is separated from cells. Transport 3 mL serum. (Min: 2 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Separator or gel tubes.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Standard

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86940; 86941

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0013039 Donath Landsteiner 18287-3
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Aliases
  • Donath Landsteiner Antibody test
Donath Landsteiner