Complement C3a Level


Sunquest Code:CPCL3A  
Epic Code:LAB6823Epic Name:Complement Component Level 3A
Methodology:Radio immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Thur; results are reported within 21 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Causes for Rejection:Thawed specimen. Samples stored at -20°C.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 30 minutes of collection 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store on dry ice or at -70°C.
Shipping Instructions:Ship overnight on dry ice.
Stability:1 year if frozen at -70°C.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (National Jewish Health)
Referral Lab number:C3AR


Interpretive

Reference Range:0-780 ng/mL


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