C3a Level

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • MISC
  • Soft Test Code:
  • MSOT
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • C3AR
Alternate Names
  • C3a anaphylatoxin
  • C3a Complement
  • C3a des Arg Level
  • C3a des Arg Level by RIA
  • C3a Level
  • C3a Level By RIA
  • C3ades Arg Level
  • C3ades Arg Level by RIA
  • Complement C3a
  • Radial Immuno Assay (C3a Level)
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.


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

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

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

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

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

CRITICAL FROZEN.

Collection Instructions

Due to specimen required temperature this test must be drawn at the Parkview OSC Lab 

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.

Clinical Interpretation

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.


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • National Jewish Health
Days Performed
Thursday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Miscellaneous
Turn Around Time

21 to 22 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00913334


CPT Coding

86160