Complement component 3 or C3, is a protein of the immune system which plays a vital role in the complement system and contributes to natural immunity. A test for the activity of this protein is usually recommended to the patients facing recurrent bacterial infections or unexplained edema. The test may also be recommended to evaluate the severity of any acute or chronic condition in the patient.
Why get tested?
The test uses a blood sample to measure the activity levels of Complement 3 (C3) protein in the bloodstream. The test is used as a diagnostic tool for unexplained edema and recurrent bacterial infections. It may also be used to assess the severity of an acute or chronic condition in the patient.
What does it measure?
The test measures the activity levels of Complement 3 (C3) protein in the bloodstream.
This test includes
No preparation is required for this test. However, patients must tell their doctor about any on-going medicine to avoid falsified results.