C3 Complement, Serum

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: C3
POE DESCRIPTION: C3 COMPLEMENT
DAYS PERFORMED:

Daily, 24 hours

TURNAROUND TIME:

8 hours

CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top tube - 4 mL or SST tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

4 mL blood (2.0 mL serum)

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Gross Hemolysis, Grossly lipemic

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 mL blood (0.5 mL serum)
METHODOLOGY:

Immunoturbidimetric

TEST SYNONYM(S):Complement B1C/B1A; Complement C3