Complement, Total (CH50)

Test Code
CH50(618)

Quest Code
618

CPT Codes
86162

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Transport Container
Transport tube

Transport Temperature
Frozen

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

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis • Lipemia • Received thawed

Methodology
Liposome

Setup Schedule
Mon-Sat

Report Available
1 to 2 Day(s)

Reference Range
31-60 U/mL

Clinical Significance
CH50 is a screening test for total complement activity. Levels of complement may be depressed in genetic deficiency, liver disease, chronic glomerulonephritis, rheumatoid arthritis, hemolytic anemias, graft rejection, systemic lupus erythematosis, acute glomerulonephritis, subacute bacterial endocarditis and cryoglobulinemia. Elevated complement may be found in acute inflammatory conditions, leukemia, Hodgkin's Disease, sarcoma, and Behcet's Disease.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA 91355-5386



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