Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Complement, Total (CH50), Serum Order Code : LABYCH50
Synonyms: Total Complement, Total Hemolytic Complement
Specimen Type: Serum
Container Type: Preferred: Gold-top SST. Acceptable: Red-top plain (no additive).
Required Volume: 2 mL whole blood (1 mL serum)
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 2 mL whole blood (1 mL serum)
Methodology: Turbidimetric
Standard Run Times: Mon-Fri; Daily
Turnaround Time: 2 days
Special Handling: Draw blood in a Gold-top SST or plain Red-top. Spin down, separate from clot and immediately freeze 1 mL serum in plastic vial. Send specimen frozen.
CPT Codes: 86162
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB154
SHC EPIC Code: LABYCH50
Causes For Rejection: Specimens collected but not immediately frozen. Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic, heat-inactivated, and bacterially contaminated specimens.
Department: Special Chemistry