Complement C3


Sunquest Code:C3  
Epic Code:LAB152Epic Name:Complement C3
Synonyms:C3; Complement B,C/B,A; Complement Component C3
Methodology:Immunoturbidimetry
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Grossly hemolyzed and highly lipemic samples. Samples not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Allow specimen to clot 30-60 minutes at room temperature. Within 2 hours, centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 3 days refrigerated; 8 days frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Endocrine  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:
Age mg/dL
0-2 y 98-208
3-4 y 77-176
5-9 y 88-176
10-14 y 97-196
15-18 y 68-222
>18 y 81-157
   


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