COMPLEMENT C1Q

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a plain red-top. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
SST, spin and separate serum within one hour
Serum: SST, serum removed from gel within 1 hour of collection.

Rejection Criteria
Gross hemolysis, gross lipemia

Methodology
Radial Immunodiffusion

Stability
Room Temperature: 4 days; Refrigerated: 10 days; Frozen: 29 days

Reference Range
5.0-8.6 mg/dL

Performed
Monday, Wednesday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeC1QCM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86160
LOINC Codes
4478-4

Warde
Medical
Laboratory