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Published on January 25, 2018

C4 (Complement 4)

SIM

50025 

CPT

86160 

Synonyms

Complement 

Specimen Type

Plasma or serum.  Fasting specimen preferred. 

Container

3.5 ml Green - Lithium heparin plasma separator
4.0 ml Gold-top serum separator

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

2 ml plasma or serum
Min: 0.5 ml

Additional Information

None

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Plasma:  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes

Serum:  Allow to clot.  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes

Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Room temperature:  8 hours   Refrigerated:  5 days 

Rejection Criteria

If not centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.
Gross Hemolysis

Reference Range

11 - 50 mg/dL

Critical Value

None 

Test Includes

C4 

Methodology

Tubimetric 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

1-25-18

Supplemental

  

Reviewed by Sandy Hammett on January 25, 2018

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