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0464The Complement system is composed of a series of circulating blood proteins that serve as mediators of the inflammatory response. Measurement of this protein aids in the diagnosis of immunologic disorders, especially those associated with deficiencies of complement components.
Immune complexes formed in solution scatter light in proportion to their size, shape and concentration. Turbidmeters measure the reduction of incident light due to reflection, absorption, or scatter.
Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST) - 0.5 ml
Specimen preparation: Serum free from hemolysis is the recommended specimens Allow blood samples to clot (15 mins). Separate the serum from the cells by centrifuging for 10 minutes. Store serum at 2-8°C until analysis.
Stability: Serum samples are stable for up to 8 days without any loss of activity when refrigerated at 2-8°C or frozen < -20°C
At Accu Reference: Refrigerated -7 days: Frozen- 1 month
NOTE: * This test is approved for all states. *
Accu Reference Medical Laboratory
Adults: 87 - 200 mg/dL
Reportable Range is from 15 to 500 mg/dL. Samples with values above the upper limit are diluted and repeated.