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C3
COMPLEMENT C3, SERUM

Test Code C3 
Test COMPLEMENT C3, SERUM 
Methodology Turbidimetric Immunoassay 
Description Useful for assessing disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or investigating an undetectable total complement (CH50) level. 
Specimen Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 0.5 mL (minimum volume: 0.3 mL) of serum refrigerated. 
Reference Values 85 - 180 mg/dL 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 86160