Specimen transport: At room temperature
Repeat frequency: At significant change of
clinical symptoms, monitoring of treatment.
Special precautions: None
Normal reference range: Age and gender specific
||0 days to 4 weeks
||4 weeks to 12 years
Volume and sample type: 7ml clotted blood
Turnaround time (calendar days from sample
receipt to authorised result): Median - 1, 95th percentile - 5
Indications for the test: Monitoring of SLE.
Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis and other conditions of
Factors affecting the test: Traumatic
venepuncture or delay in transport may lead to falsely low
Clinical workstation reference: C3
(Last updated October 7th