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

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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