Complement Component C3c

Cassandra Greaves C, Test

NEW YORK DOH APPROVED: YES

CPT Code: 86160
Order Code: 351
ABN Requirement: No
Specimen: Serum
Volume:  1.0 mL
Minimum Volume:  0.5 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)

Collection:

  1. Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
  2. Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
  3. Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
  4. Centrifuge for 10 minutes.

Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.

Stability:

Ambient (15-25°C): Not Acceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C):
4 days
Frozen (-20°C):
21 days

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

Methodology: Immunoturbidimetric

Turn Around Time:  2 to 3 days

Reference Range:

Age Male Female
<1 Year Not established Not established
1-14 Years 80-170 mg/dL 82-173 mg/dL
15-80 Years 82-185 mg/dL 83-193 mg/dL
≥81 Years Not established Not established

Clinical Significance: Decreased C3 may be associated with acute glomerulonephritis, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, immune complex disease, active systemic lupus erythematosis, and generalized autoimmune processes.

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