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Laboratory : Hematology

Test ID/Workstation :
Specimen Type:
Whole Blood
Tube Type:
Purple Top (EDTA)
Collection Volume:
3.0 mL(minimum 1.0 mL)
Cause for Rejection:
Incorrect anticoagulant, Hemolyzed, clotted, or older than 2 hours unspun.
Send to lab at Room Temperature
Sent to Reference Laboratory
Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
Special Instructions:
Whole blood stable for 2 hours at room temperature. Can only be drawn at Akron or Mahoning Valley Hospital. Lab-Minimum for testing: 0.5 mL plasma in one aliquot, frozen within 2 hours of collection. Two 0.5ml plasma aliquots preferred. Ship frozen plasma on dry ice.
4-7 days
CPT Code:
MAC (SC5b-9) Eculizumab Monitor (SC5b-9) Membrane Attack Complex (SC5b-9) Soluble Terminal Complement Complex (SC5b-9)
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