Cold agglutinins; Weil-Felix reaction; Widal's test; Warm agglutinins
Veins and arteries vary in size from one patient to another and from one side of the body to the other. Obtaining a blood sample from some people may be more difficult than from others.
Other risks associated with having blood drawn are slight but may include:
If cold agglutinin disease is suspected, the individual needs to be kept warm.
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