Complement C3

Cleveland HeartLab C, Test

NEW YORK DOH APPROVED: NO
CPT Code: 86160
Order Code: C2481
ABN Requirement: No
Specimen: Serum
Volume:  1.0 mL
Minimum Volume:  0.4 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)

Collection:

Serum:

  1. Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
  2. Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
  3. Let tube stand in a vertical position to allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
  4. Centrifuge at 1300 rcf for 10 minutes at room temperature.

Special Information: Separate serum from cells ASAP.

Transport: Store serum at 2-8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab, Inc. shipping box.

Stability:

Ambient (15-25°C): 4 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C):
8 days
Frozen (-20°C):
8 days
Deep Frozen (-70°C):
8 days

Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits

Methodology: Turbidimetric Immunoassay (TUI)

Turn Around Time: 4 days

Reference Range:

Age mg/dL
All Ages 86-166

 

Clinical Information: Evaluation of immunologic disease or complement deficiency.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.