Complement Component C2 [44842P]

Test Code
C2 (S51758)

Quest Code
S51758

CPT Codes
86160

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.1 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in: EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 28 days
Refrigerated: 28 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric samples are to be reviewed by the Medical Director prior to testing and his/her instructions followed, including any special comment to be attached to the result.

Methodology
Radial Immunodiffusion (RID)

Setup Schedule
Tues, Thurs

Report Available
2 to 4 days

Reference Range
1.6-3.5 mg/dL

Clinical Significance
The complement system is critical to inflammatory responses. C2 is a component of the classical pathway. Decreased concentrations are observed in patients with immune complex diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and immune complex-induced vasculitis.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute San Juan Capistrano
33608 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675



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