Overview of the Complement System

Select a ModuleModule DetailsReview MaterialsTake QuizEvaluate ModulePrint Certificate


Following this lecture, students should be able to:

  • Define the complement system
  • List the three complement pathways
  • Describe at what point the three pathways converge
  • List which class and subclasses of antibody can bind complement
  • Define how complement is important in the CDC assay
  • List reasons to test for complement
  • Describe the role of complement in transplantation