C3 Level to National Jewish Health


Sunquest Code:C3NJ  
Epic Code:LAB6475Epic Name:C3 to Nat Jewish
Methodology:Turbidimetry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Thur; results are reported within 2-3 days


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Red or gold (gel))
Causes for Rejection:Thawed specimen.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Allow specimen to clot at room temperature for 30-60 minutes. Within 2 hours of collection or ASAP, centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship overnight on dry ice.
Stability:Stability: After separation from cells: Room temperature - 6 hours, refrigerated - 24 hours; frozen - indefinitely.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (National Jewish Health)
Referral Lab number:C3


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Age

Male

mg/dL

Female

mg/dL

Newborn – 1 mo

70-196

70-196

2 – 11 mo

69-201

69-201

1 – 19 y

70-206

70-206

20 y and older

66-162

66-162

 

 



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