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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
C1 esterase inhibitor
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Red / Serum
Volume required
6 mL
Special requirements for specimen collection
Send to laboratory immediately after collection.
Reference Ranges
0.21 - 0.39 g/L
Storage
-20C Freezer on receipt
Discipline
Immunology
Clinical notes
Low levels in 85% of patients with Hereditary Angiooedema. The remainig 15% have normal levels but a non-functioning molecule.  There is a later aquired form which is associated with some lymphoproliferative disorders and SLE.
Turn around time
21 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017