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dlrfoto
07-21-2008, 04:43 PM
Hi-
Does anyone know what elevated C3 and C4 serums mean? I just got back some tests and I'm curious if anyone knows anything about this. I believe it was part of an urinalysis.

Thanks much-
Donna

Oluwa
07-21-2008, 05:07 PM
FYI...

Complement is a blood protein that destroys bacteria and helps control inflammation. Your doctor is looking for evidence of a chronic, inflammatory disorder of the immune system.

Complement C3 Complement component 4 are blood tests that measures the activity of a certain protein that is part of the complement system. The complement system is a group of proteins that move freely through your bloodstream.

The proteins work with your immune system and play a role in the development of inflammation.

http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/complement_levels/sample.html

dlrfoto
07-21-2008, 05:29 PM
Thanks Oluwa.
I looked on labtestsonline (love that site) but must have missed it.

Donna

Oluwa
07-21-2008, 06:22 PM
You're welcome Donna... :D

L.,
O.

Karol
07-31-2008, 01:56 PM
My C3 is low but my C4 is normal.

How bout yours?