Serum from a plain red top is the only acceptable sample type.
Gel barrier tubes are not acceptable.
Allow blood to clot at room temp or 37°C for 20 to 60 minutes. Centrifuge to thoroughly remove cells and immediately transfer cell-free serum to a fresh tube and freeze the cell-free serum on dry ice or at -70°C.
Preferred volume: 1 mL
Minimum volume: 250 µL serum, frozen
Send frozen serum Priority Overnight via FedEx and in a well insulated container on dry ice.
Frozen at -70°C: 1 year
up to 4 weeks
Complement (Alternative Complement Pathway Activity);Hemolytic Assay (Alternative Complement Pathway Activity)
Primary Immunodeficiency Screen: Pneumococcal polysaccharide IgG antibody [12 serotypes] (PNU12), Diphtheria IgG antibody titer (DIPHT), Tetanus IgG antibody titer (TET), Lymphocyte enumeration, CDC panel [CD3/CD4, CD3/CD8, CD19, CD16/56] (TBCDC), CBC with automated diff (HCBC), Immunoglobulin A level (IGA), Immunoglobulin G level (IGG), Immunoglobulin M level (IGM), Total complement activity (CH50)Complement Assessment: Total complement activity (CH50), Mannose binding lectin [MBL] level (MLEC)