84930:C1Q BINDING ASSAY

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84930:C1Q BINDING ASSAY
Alias Names: IMM Comp
Methodology: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Edit Date: 11/6/2008
Performed: Monday, Thursday
Released: 2-8 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code: 86332-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Two 5 mL red top tubes.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells and pour into a plastic vial. Freeze immediately. Critical frozen. If multiple tests are ordered, freeze a separate aliquot for this test.
Stability: After separation from cells, 2 hours ambient, or 2 weeks frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum.
Transport: Frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Circulating immune complexes may be found without any evident pathology and positive results do not necessarily implicate the immune complex in a disease process.
Rejection Criteria: Unfrozen or thawing specimen.

Reference Range:
Less than 4 µgE/mL is considered negative for circulating complement binding immune complexes.