Imperial Collage Healthcare

Complement C3 nephritic factor


Test Background
A proportion of patients with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (types 1, 2 and 3) have C3NF, but it is also found in some patients with partial lipodystrophy or acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis.


Clinical Indications

  • Mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis.
  • Only performed if C3 is low.


Reference Range

Negative


Sample Required
RST (rust top)
Separate and freeze immediately
Transport frozen
 


Sample Volume
5-10 mL (1 mL serum)


Turnaround Time
28 days


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