Complement Component C8 [45096P]

Test Code
C8(S51763)

Quest Code
S51763

CPT Codes
86160

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.1 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube, or PPT (white-top) tube

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 21 days

Methodology
Radial Immunodiffusion (RID)

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Tue

Report Available
3 to 5 days

Reference Range
10.7-24.9 mg/dL

Clinical Significance
The complement system is critical to inflammatory responses. C5-C9 are components of the common pathway. Patients with congenital deficiency of any of these components are at increased risk of meningococcal meningitis.

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



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.