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C1 Esterase Inhibitor

Components

Name Method Department Units
C1 Esterase Inhibitor Quantitative Nephelometry
Send Out mg/dL

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Stability

Frozen - 2 week(s)
Room temperature - 2 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 2 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and freeze

Reasons for Rejection

  • Non frozen specimen
  • Wrong collection tube

CPT Code

  • 86160