Alternate Complement Pathway


Sunquest Code:AH50  
Epic Code:LAB6252Epic Name:Alternate Complement Pathway
Synonyms:AH50
Methodology:Radial immunodiffusion
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 7-14 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been approved or cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.8 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Red or gold (gel))
Causes for Rejection:Specimens other than serum. Refrigerated or room temperature specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Allow specimen to clot at room temperature for 60 minutes. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL; 0.3 mL minimum. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:Stability: 2 hours at room temperature; refrigerated unacceptable; 2 weeks frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2005373


Interpretive

Reference Range:59 percent normal or greater.


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