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Alternative Pathway Activity

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code MOLT (Order in Apex as 'Miscellaneous Outside Lab Test' using the complete test name above)
Performed by National Jewish Medical Center via Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Hemolytic assay
Collection Instructions Do not use Gold top
Container type Red top (Gold top NOT acceptable)
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 1 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Collected in Gold top.
Processing notes Separate as soon as possible and freeze serum at -20C and ship on dry ice to China Basin. Transport frozen. Order Quest test #14845X
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Received thawed
Units Units/mL
Normal range 77-159 Units/mL
Synonyms AH50; Complement, Alternate Pathway
Stability Refrigerated 2 hours, frozen at -20C indefinite
Turn around times Set up once per week, Turnaround 7-14 days
CPT coding 86162-90
Last Updated 10/31/2014 1:45:31 PM
Entry Number 1025
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