C3 QUANTITATIVE BLOOD (C3)
: Complement 3, C3
: 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)
: Light green PST (Lithium Heparin with or without gel) tube - 4.5 mL
: Serum or Plasma
: Sodium Heparin, EDTA, red top tube - 5 mL
: Draw 2 microtainers
: 2 mL plasma
: 0.3 mL plasma
: 2-8 C: 8 days; -20 C: 8 days
: Send to lab immediately. Both time and temperature affect Complement levels.
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