C3a Level

Last Modified: 7/11/2019 1:20:10 PM

Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Frozen Plasma from a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA in a Plastic Vial 

500 uL Frozen Plasma from a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA in a Plastic Vial 

Collection Instructions: Mix sample thoroughly
Centrifuge at room temp within one half hour of collection; preferably immediately after venipuncture. 
Transfer the cell-free plasma to a clean tube and immediately freeze the cell-free plasma on dry ice or at -70°C.

Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: Frozen -70° C: 1 year
  (Freeze & Transport in Dry Ice)

Rejection Criteria: Thawed Specimen * Frozen -20° C
Reference Range: Human Male: 0-780 ng/mL
Human Female: 0-780 ng/mL
Methodology: Radioimmunoassay (RIA)
Clinical Significance: This test uses a kit/reagent designated by the manufacturer as "for research use, not for clinical use". The performance characteristics of this test have been validated by National Jewish Clinical Reference Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions. This laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA-88) as qualified to perform high complexity clinical laboratory testing.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 21 to 22 days
Days Performed: Thursday
Sites Performed: South Bend Medical Foundation to National Jewish
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 33269
Alternate Test Names: C3a anaphylatoxin; C3a Complement; C3a des Arg Level; C3a des Arg Level by RIA; C3a Level; C3ades Arg Level ; C3ades Arg Level by RIA; Complement C3a; Radial Immuno Assay (C3a Level)
CPT Coding: 86160

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