C3 COMPLEMENT COMPONENT
1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.
Room Temp 72 hours; Refrigerated 7 days
3 days Setup Mon-Sat AM
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 diseases include lupus erythematosus, chronic active hepatitis, certain chronic infections, poststreptococcal and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, and others.