C3 complement

This is an important test to help diagnose and measure the levels of C3 in the blood.

Finger-prick blood
1 tests included
5 days turnaround



About C3 complement

What is complement C3?

Complement C3 is a protein central to the complement system, a term for a group of proteins in the blood and body fluids which are part of the innate immune system. The complement system helps the body to fight infections by promoting inflammation, facilitating removal of pathogens, such as bacteria and clearance of cell debris. 

Abnormal C3 levels are associated with autoimmune conditions, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), recurrent infections and unexplained swelling.

Why take this test?

This test measures the levels of C3 in the blood and might be used to help investigate the cause of recurrent infections, unexplained swelling and autoimmune conditions.

What's tested


How it works



Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.