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Test Code LAB1242 C3 Complement, Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic
C3 LAB1242 C3

 

Methodology

Immunoturbidimetric

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Additional Information:

1. Fresh specimens should be used whenever possible. Process specimens and perform testing as soon as possible after collection.

2. Total time at ambient temperature (including processing time) should not exceed 6 hours.

3. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Alternate:

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red top or serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Additional Information:

1. Fresh specimens should be used whenever possible. Process specimens and perform testing as soon as possible after collection.

2. Total time at ambient temperature (including processing time) should not exceed 6 hours.

3. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate 5 days/Frozen 1 week/Ambient 6 hours

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Reference Values

0-14 days: 50-121 mg/dL

15 days-1 year: 51-160 mg/dL

1-18 years: 83-152 mg/dL

Adult: 83-177 mg/dL

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86160

Performing Laboratory

Chemistry-

SMDC Clinical Lab