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Test Code SQ C3, EPIC LAB152 C3 Complement, Serum

Methodology

Immunoturbidimetric

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Avoid hemolyzed, lipemic, or turbid specimen.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Reference Values

<2 months: 50-125 mg/dL

2-3 months: 60-145 mg/dL

4-5 months: 65-170 mg/dL

6-11 months: 75-170 mg/dL

1-3 years: 80-170 mg/dL

4 years: 85-165 mg/dL

≥5 years: 90-180 mg/dL

Specimen Requirements Additional Information

Specimen Stability:

Serum is stable at ambient temperature (15o C-25o C) for 4 days, refrigerated (2o C-8o C) for 8 days, and frozen (≤-15o C) for 8 days.

Reporting Title

C3 Complement

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday, Thursday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86160