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Alias Names: Complement Analysis
Methodology: Radioimmunodiffusion (RID)
Edit Date: 9/15/2010
Performed: Friday
Released: 4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab (repeated if abnormal).
CPT Code: 86160-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 5 mL red top tube. Also acceptable: One 5 mL lavender top tube (EDTA).
Handling: Allow to clot and immediately centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into a plastic vial. Freeze.

Note: As time passes between draw time and the time plasma is collected there is an increased likelihood of obtaining false positive results for split products from the sample.

Standard Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Transport: Frozen on dry ice.
Rejection Criteria: Thawing.

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