cold agglutinin

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cold agglutinin

[′kōld ə′glüt·ən·ən]
(immunology)
A nonspecific panagglutinin found in many normal human serums which produce maximum clumping of erythrocytes at 4°C and none at 37°C.
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Previously warmed ES was given because of the presence of positive cold antibody.
Aside from prewarming the specimens, circumventing an offending cold antibody can be done by using 22% bovine serum albumin instead of low ionic-strength solutions because some cold RBC autoantibodies are enhanced by low ionic-strength solutions.
Successful Treatment of a Patient with Mixed Warm and Cold Antibody Mediated Evans Syndrome and Glucose Intolerance.
This hints at a possibility of a form of K2EDTA-related, cold antibody of IgM type in the patient's serum.