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: 500 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
This assay provides a screen of all terminal pathway components.
1st Tue of the month
up to 4 weeks
Complement deficiency (C5-9 Deficiency Screen);C5 - C9 (C5-9 Deficiency Screen);Rapid screen for deficiency of late components (C5-9 Deficiency Screen);C5-9 Deficiency Screen;Hemolytic Assay (C5-9 Deficiency Screen)
See individual components for Reference Range: