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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
Complement Breakdown Product C3d
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Lavender / EDTA
Volume required
4 mls
Special requirements for specimen collection
Send to laboratory immediately after collection
Reference Ranges
0-3 mg/L
Storage
-70 (vapour phase liquid nitrogen) after immediate processing in the laboratory
Discipline
Immunology
Clinical notes
C3 degredation product is elevated in conditions causing complement activation. It is of use in the monitoring of disease in which an acute phase response masks complement consumption(eg RA and SLE). Elevated levels occur in conditions associated with cirrhosis.
Turn around time
21 Working Days
Last modified: 02/08/2017