Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for C2,Serum

Test Name: C2,Serum
Alternate Name(s): Complement C2 quantitation
Laboratory: Clinical Immunology
Specimen Type: 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube or 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: Gold 0.5pk.
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Gold top
Collection Information: Record collection time.
Send the sample to the laboratory within 24 hours of collection.
Minimum serum volume is 0.2 mL
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Batch analysis
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
15 days
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: 14 33 mg/L; no pediatric range
Effective Date: 2010-01-11
Revised Date: 2014-11-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: This quantitative assay does not measure functional activity.
Special Processing: Allow to clot at room temperature, up to but not exceeding 45 minutes from time of collection. Centrifuge to separate serum. Prepare two aliquots.
See "Storage and Shipment".
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: RID
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: LHSC (SRA to Immunology Laboratory) ship with cold packs after processing. Store at 4-8oC up to but not exceeding 24 hours. After 24 hours, freeze and ship on ice packs. Avoid freeze/thaws cycles.

External clients see special processing. Store frozen at 70oC. Ship on dry ice. Avoid freeze/thaw cycles.
System Codes: 
Cerner
C2
 
Referred To:  

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