COMPLEMENT C3

Sample Report
Sample Report

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

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: Heparin, EDTA
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Nephelometry

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Range
90-180 mg/dL

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time1 day
Test CodeC3
CPT-4 Code (s)
86160
LOINC Codes
4485-9

Warde
Medical
Laboratory