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C3

Order Code: 1501

Test Information

Complement protein 3 (C3) is the central component of the complement system. Complement activation is associated with consumption of C3. Reduced serum concentrations of C3 may be seen in some patients with aHUS.

Sample Requirements

Serum (Red Top - no serum separator)

Additional Sample Requirements

Sample should be spun down, taken off the clot, and frozen within 2 hours of draw. Send on dry ice. Frozen serum stable up to 6 months. Avoid freeze/thaw cycles.

Shipping Information

Frozen

Requested Volume

Two 2 ml aliquots

Minimum/Pediatric Volume

One 2 ml aliquot

CPT Codes

86160

Method

ELISA

Turnaround Time

7-10 days

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