Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) Complement Panel, Serum and Plasma

Abbrev Code:MMMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Laboratory Miscellaneous Order
Test Includes:Complement, Total; Complement, Alternate Pathway (AH50), Functional; Complement C3; Complement C4; Factor B Complement Antigen; Factor H Complement Antigen; C4d Complement Activation Fragment; CBb Complement Activation Fragment; SC5b-9 Complement Activation Complex
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 12-21 days.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Both plasma and serum are required for this test.
Optimal Volume:2.7 mL (in a 3 mL tube) - fill to fill line on tube and 3 mL in a red (plain, no gel) tube.
Minimum\Peds Volume:Blue Na Citrate, 3.2% - fill to fill line on tube and red (plain, no gel) tube.
Container:Blue Na Citrate, 3.2% - fill to fill line on tube, Red (gel)
Collection Instructions:Collect both Na citrate and red gel. Immediately after drawing the specimen, place the tubes on wet ice. Deliver to the laboratory immediately.
Patient Preparation:Fasting preferred.
Causes for Rejection:Grossly lipemic samples.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Plasma: Spin down and separate plasma from cells; 1,500 x g for 10 minutes at 4 degrees C. Aliquot 1.5 mL, 1 mL minimum plasma. Freeze within 30 minutes. Serum: Spin down and separate serum. Aliquot 1.5 mL, 1 mL minimum serum. Freeze within 30 minutes.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:14 days frozen
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo Medical Laboratories)
Referral Lab number:AHUSD


Reference Range:By report.

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