Complement 4 test is used to determine the activity of the various protein. It is a part of complement system. A group of proteins moving freely in the bloodstream is known as complement system. Major role of complement C4 is to protect the body from dead cells, infection from foreign substances. People who inherit deficiency of complement proteins are prone to autoimmune disorder and certain infections. There are 9 types of complement proteins. This test evaluates C4.
Symptoms of autoimmune diseases:
1. Joint pain.
2. Muscle pain.
3. Extreme fatigue.
4. Muscle weakness.
5. Muscle paralysis.
6. Unexpected weight loss.
Usually, C3 and C4 are used to determine abnormalities and deficiencies in the complement system. Complement test is performed to:
1. Help diagnose microbial infection(streptococcus pneumoniae, neisseria gonorrhea, neisseria meningitides), inflammation or angioedema.
2. Monitor immune-complex related diseases such as serum sickness, vasculitis, glomerulonephritis.
3. Help monitor and diagnose acute and chronic autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Increased complement activity indicates:
2. Ulcerative colitis.
Decreased complement activity indicates:
4. Kidney transplant rejection.
5. Bacterial infection.
7. Lupus nephritis.
8. Hereditary angioedema.
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FASTING TYPE: NON FASTING
SAMPLE TYPE: SERUM
NORMAL RANGE: 0.16 – 0.38