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C3 QUANTITATIVE BLOOD (C3)

Department: Chemistry
Test Synonym(s): Complement 3, C3
CPT Codes: 86160
Methodology: Immunoturbidimetric
Reference Range: CALIPER 0 to 14 days: 50-121 mg/dL; 15 days to < 1 yr: 51-160 mg/dL; 1 yr to < 19 yrs: 83-152 mg/dL; Abbott 19 yrs to 150 yrs: 82-193 mg/dL (Pediatric Reference Ranges only verified for serum, see CALIPER Study at CaliperDatabase.com)
Tube Type: Light green PST (Lithium Heparin with gel) tube - 4.5 mL
Specimen: Plasma
Pediatric Requirements: 2 light green top microtainers
Volume: 2 mL plasma
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL plasma
Stability: 2-8 C: 8 days; -20 C: 8 days
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
Special Instructions: Send to lab immediately. Both time and temperature affect Complement levels.

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