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Complement, Total CH50 *

SIM

12490 

CPT

86162 

Synonyms

Complement CH50; Total Hemolytic Complement 

Specimen Type

Serum 

Container

Red top or gold top tube

Collection Instructions

Freeze

Volume

Volume: 1 ml
Min: 0.5 ml

Additional Information

Evaluate and follow up SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) patient's response to therapy.  Evaluate for complement component deficiency.

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Allow specimen to clot at room temperature for 15-30 min.  Remove serum from cells and freeze immediately.

Transport Requirements

Freeze

Specimen Stability

Frozen:14 days 

Rejection Criteria

Specimen not frozen
Plasma specimen

Reference Range

Reference range accompanies report

CriticalValue

 

Test Includes

Quantitation of total functional serum complement 

Methodology

Quantitative liposome lysis by spectrophotometry 

TestingFrequency

 

LCA

001941 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride 

Reviewed Date

2/9/2018 

Supplemental

* Denotes  Reference Lab test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 09, 2018

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