C5-9 Deficiency Screen


Sunquest Code:C59S  
Epic Code:LAB6271Epic Name:Complement C5-9 Deficiency Screen
Methodology:Hemolytic assay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Thur; results are reported within 4 weeks.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Thawed samples. Samples stored at -20°C. Gel barrier tubes are not acceptable.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Allow specimen to clot at room temperature for 20-60 minutes. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum within 2 hours of collection or ASAP. Store on dry ice or at -70°C.
Shipping Instructions:Ship overnight on dry ice.
Stability:1 year frozen at -70°C.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (National Jewish Health)
Referral Lab number:C59S


Interpretive

Reference Range:See individual components for reference ranges.
Use:This assay provides a screen of all terminal pathway components.


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