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Complement C3 is a blood test that assesses the activity of a some proteins that are a part of the complement system.
Frequently Asked Questions
To determine whether deficiencies or abnormalities in complement system proteins are contributing to increased infections or increased autoimmune activity; to help monitor the activity and treatment of autoimmune diseases and immune complex-related diseases.
Your doctor would recommend this test for you if you have the following symptoms:
- Fungal infection
- Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)
The complement system is complex and composed of a set of more than 30 circulating blood proteins that work together to promote immune and inflammatory responses. Its principal role is to destroy foreign pathogens like bacteria and viruses. The complement system can also be activated when the body makes antibodies against its own tissues that it thinks are foreign (autoantibodies) as happens in autoimmune diseases. Complement tests measure the number or activity of complement proteins within the blood.
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