C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, HIGH SENSITIVITY
Use for assessment of cardiac risk.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube
Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.
Grossly hemolyzed specimens
Serum or Plasma: Ambient (18-28 °C): < 4 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): < 3 days; Frozen (at or below -18 °C): < 6 months
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
Low relative risk: < 1.0 mg/L
Average relative risk: 1.0 - 3.0 mg/L
High relative risk: > 3.0 mg/L
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