Complement C3 Nephritic Factor
2009380
Ordering Recommendation
Marker of nephritis/prediction of glomerular nephritis.
Mnemonic
C3 NEP
Methodology
Qualitative Immunofixation Electrophoresis 
Performed
Varies
Reported
17-21 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 blood to clot for 20 to 60 minutes. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.25 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Thawed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable: Frozen: 1 year  
Reference Interval
By report  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
Test is not a quantitative measurement of antibody quality, but a qualitative measure of its activity in causing C3 conversion.
CPT Code(s)
86161
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2009381Complement C3 Nephritic Factor
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Performed at National Jewish