Screening for Complement Deficiency

  • Ann Orren
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 150)


Complement (C) deficiencies are not common and laboratory screening for clinical reasons generally involves examining relatively few samples. Nevertheless, because of the range of tests, complete testing may mean carrying out many different assays. In contrast, the determination of the prevalence of genetic complement deficiencies in populations requires a very few specific methods that are suitable for dealing with a large number of samples.


Alternative Pathway Classical Pathway Normal Human Serum Immunochemical Assay Complement Deficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann Orren
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyNational University of Ireland GalwayGalway

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