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22464 Complement, C-4

Complement, C-4
Test Code: C-4
Synonyms/Keywords
C 4 Complement, C4 protein​
Useful For
Complement levels parallel the activity of circulating immune complex disease.​
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Serum​ Red Top Tube (RTT)​ Serum Separator Tube (SST)​ 0.5 mL serum​ 0.4 mL serum​ 0.3 mL serum​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​ Serum​ ​​Ambient​48 hours
Refrigerate​ 7 days​
​Frozen 3 months
Rejection Criteria
Plasma samples
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Friday​

6-8 hours

Analytic time may be extended if single frozen specimen is sent for multiple tests​

Turbidimetric method/The Binding Site Optilite analyzer
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​

14.0-40.0 mg/dL

Normal values have not been established for synovial fluid specimens​

Interpretation
Complement levels parallel the activity of circulating immune complex disease.  Decreased levels can indicate increased disease activity and normalized levels may indicate remission.  Falling levels may precede relapse.  Persistent low C-3 and C-4 levels may indicate complement deficiency, either congenital or acquired.​
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Quantity Description Comments
86160​
Synonyms/Keywords
C 4 Complement, C4 protein​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Complement, C-4
Cerner​ ​C4 Complement
COM​ ​Complement, C-4
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Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
No​ Serum​ Red Top Tube (RTT)​ Serum Separator Tube (SST)​ 0.5 mL serum​ 0.4 mL serum​ 0.3 mL serum​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​ Serum​ ​​Ambient​48 hours
Refrigerate​ 7 days​
​Frozen 3 months
Rejection Criteria
Plasma samples
Useful For
Complement levels parallel the activity of circulating immune complex disease.​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​

14.0-40.0 mg/dL

Normal values have not been established for synovial fluid specimens​

Interpretation
Complement levels parallel the activity of circulating immune complex disease.  Decreased levels can indicate increased disease activity and normalized levels may indicate remission.  Falling levels may precede relapse.  Persistent low C-3 and C-4 levels may indicate complement deficiency, either congenital or acquired.​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Friday​

6-8 hours

Analytic time may be extended if single frozen specimen is sent for multiple tests​

Turbidimetric method/The Binding Site Optilite analyzer
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CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
86160​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.