What is the CH50 test?
This test measures the blood level of CH50 (Total Complement).
Why is the CH50 test important?
This test is considered a screening test for total complement activity. High levels may be seen when the body is inflamed and in diseases like leukemia and Hodgkin's. Low levels can occur with chronic conditions such as SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, liver and kidney disease.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This CH50 (Total Complement) Test is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.