A laboratory test that assesses the integrity of the entire complement system. It measures the ability of a patient's serum complement, when activated, to destroy sheep red blood cells. Diminished activity may prompt further testing, e.g., for levels of terminal complement components, for levels of C3 and C4, or for diseases in which antigen-antibody complexes circulate in the blood.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "CH50." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/769729/all/CH50.
CH50. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/769729/all/CH50. Accessed July 21, 2019.
CH50. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/769729/all/CH50
CH50 [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 21]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/769729/all/CH50.
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