Plasma from a lavender top (EDTA) tube is the only acceptable sample type. Mix sample thoroughly.
Centrifuge at room temp within one half hour of collection; preferably immediately after venipuncture. Transfer the cell-free plasma to a clean tube and immediately freeze the cell-free plasma on dry ice or at -70°C.
Preferred volume: 1 mL plasma, frozen
Minimum volume: 250 µL plasma, frozen
Send frozen plasma Priority Overnight via FedEx and in a well insulated container on dry ice.
Frozen at -70°C: 1 year
Radial Immunodiffusion (RID)
Up to 4 weeks
Complement (C8 Level);Radial Immuno Assay (C8 Level)
Human Male: 49-106 mcg/mL
Human Female:49-106 mcg/mL