C1 Esterase Inhibitor

Abbrev Code:C1INH   
Order Code:LAB3345Order Name:C1 Esterase Inhibitor Total
Synonyms:Complement 1 Esterase Inhibitor, Quantitation
CPT Codes: 86160 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-4 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.0 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells ASAP. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.4 mL minimum. Freeze within 2 hours. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50140


Reference Range:21-39 mg/dL
Use:A deficiency of functionally active component of C1-INH may lead to life-threatening angioedema. Two major forms of C1-INH deficiency have been reported: the congenital form and the acquired form. In the congenital form, termed hereditary angioedema (HAE), there is a quantitative deficiency in C-1-esterase inhibitor.

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