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C5 Complement

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic MISCREFBL
Specimen Requirements

1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tube

1.0 mL plasma

Specimen Handling

PSC:
Centrifuge, pour off, and freeze within 30 minutes of collection. Send frozen specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

RRL & extra-regional:
Centrifuge within 30 minutes of collection, pour off, freeze plasma immediately, then transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure specimens do not thaw.

Additional Information
Testing Location Dynacare
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) C5, C5 Complement Level
Reference Interval