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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
CH50, CH100, AP100 (haemolytic complement)
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
6 mls
Special requirements for specimen collection
Send to laboratory immediately after collection
Reference Ranges
N/A
Storage
Freezer -20C after immediate processing in the laboratory
Discipline
Immunology
Clinical notes
CH50 and CH100 measures the integrity of the classical and terminal complement pathways. Indicated in the investigation of suspected immune deficiency associated with recurrent pyogenic infections, recurrent/atypical meningococcal infections and atypical immune complex disorders.AP100 measures the integrity of the alternative and terminal complement pathways. Rare deficiencies of AP components predispose to neisserial infections.AP100 measures the integrity of the alternative and terminal complement pathways. Rare deficiencies of AP components predispose to neisserial infections.
Turn around time
21 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017