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Laboratory Medicine

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C3 Nephritic Factor

Brown clotted serum, gel barrier

TestC3 Nephritic Factor
Common AbbreviationsC3N
ProfileNA
Tube typeBrown clotted serum, gel barrier
Clinical IndicationIt should be requested in any patient with an unexplained persistently low complement C3 (with C4 within the reference range). It is associated with mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis type II and partial lipodystrophy.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typeSerum
Minimum Volume2mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time10 days
LaboratoryProtein Reference Unit PO BOX 894 Sheffield S5 7YT 0114 226 9196
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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