Complement Activity Enzyme Immunoassay, Total
0050198
Ordering Recommendation
Initial screening for suspected deficiency in the classical complement pathway.
Mnemonic
CH50
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-2 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Plain red.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot for one hour at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Separator tubes. Specimens left to clot at 2-8°C. Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles. Non-frozen specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 2 weeks  
Reference Interval
Effective May 16, 2011

60-144 CAE Units  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86162
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050198Complement Activity, Total EIA4532-8
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Aliases
  • CAE
  • CAE total
  • CH100
  • CH50
  • Classic Complement Pathway Assessment-CH100
  • Complement CH100, Total
  • Total Complement
  • Total Complement CH100
  • Total Complement CH50
  • Total Hemolytic Complement Activity