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C3 Complement
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Information

Quantitation of C3 is used to detect individuals with inborn deficiency of this factor or those with immunologic disease in whom complement is consumed at an increased rate. These include lupus erythematosus, chronic active hepatitis, certain chronic infections, poststreptococcal and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, and others. Synonyms: C3, C3 (β1C/β1A Globulin), C3 Complement

Methodology
Turbidimetry
Specimen Required

SST, Serum. Volume 1 (0.5) mL. Stability: Ambient – 7 Day, Refrigerated – 7 Days, Frozen – 2 Months

CPT Code(s)
86160