Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry
Red top (no anticoagulant) tube
2.5 mL (minimum 1.5 mL)
Cause for rejection:
Specimen not sent on ice, hemolysis, lipemia
Sent to reference lab
Automated Liposome Assay
Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab promptly.
>or=16 years: 30-75 U/mL
Reference values have not been established for patients that are <16 years of age.
CH50; Total Hemolytic Complement, Complement Deficiency Assay