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A 35-year-old male asked:

What means very high ch50 complement? mine is 277 cae,c3 and c4 normal.ref ranges for lab are only greater than 60,but i read high could be pathologis

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
How do you feel?: The complement system is a chaotic system -- like the butterfly effect. Most-impacted by this is CH40. The CH50 test is subject to so many variables and artifacts that as long as you feel reasonably well and don't have some bizarre, mysterious illness, I wouldn't give an elevated value a second thought.

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