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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • C5 COMPLEMENT FUNCTIONAL

Test Code

  • 3119

Test Synonym

  • C5A, COMPLEMENT C5A

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Type

  • Serum

Primary Container

  • Transfer Tube- Frozen- Serum

Transport Temp

  • Frozen

Specimen Requirements

  • 0.5 mL Serum from a RED TOP - Frozen (STRICT FROZEN)

Specimen Retention

  • Serum Frozen from a Plain Red Top Tube (SST serum not acceptable) Serum should be separated from blood clot and frozen at -70 degrees C or on dry ice within 2 hours after blood is drawn. Transfer specimen to plastic transport tube before freezing.