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Table 2 Evaluation of complement deficiency by haemolytic assay in serum from the 3 patients after adding serum with the deficiency (def) of a single complement component

From: Invasive meningococcal disease in three siblings with hereditary deficiency of the 8th component of complement: evidence for the importance of an early diagnosis

Patient’s serum + : Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3
(% of lysis) (% of lysis) (% of lysis)
C5 def serum 99 95 90
C6 def serum 94 95 79
C7 def serum 100 100 96
C8 alpha-gamma def serum 95 87 88
C8 beta def serum 0 0 0
C8 beta def serum + human C8 99 100 94
C9 def serum 100 100 100