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Test Code LABFC3AL C3a Level

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic Mayo Test ID
C3A LEVEL LABFC3AL FC3AL FC3AL

 

Reporting Name

C3a Level

Performing Laboratory

National Jewish Health

Specimen Type

Plasma EDTA


Specimen Required


Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s), plasma gel tube(s) is not acceptable. Mix well, centrifuge at ambient temperature within one half hour of draw, and freeze immediately. Send 1 mL of EDTA plasma frozen in plastic vial.

 

Complete and submit with specimen:
            1. National Jewish Complement request form


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma EDTA Frozen 365 days

Reference Values

0 - 780 ng/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

1st and 3rd Thursday of month

Test Classification

This test uses a kit/reagent designated by the manufacturer as for research use, not for clinical use. The performance characteristics of this test have been validated by National Jewish Health. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions. This laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA-88) as qualified to perform high complexity clinical laboratory testing.

CPT Code Information

86160

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FC3AL C3a Level In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z1295 C3a Level In Process

Analytic Time

21 days

Specimen Retention Time

Up to 6 months

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Method Name

Radioimmunoassay (RIA)