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* C-Reactive Protein

Mnemonic

CRP S

Synonym

CRP

Guidelines

Use for determining evidence of inflamation or infection.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube

Supply Item Number - 101235 or 101192

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL Serum/Plasma, (Whole Blood 0.60 mL minimum draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 11 days; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 2 months; Frozen (20°C): 6 Months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

1 day

Method

Immunoturbidimetry

Reference Values

Reference Values

Comments

Analytical Measurement Range:  1.0-480 mg/L

CPT Codes

86140

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 02:11:58 AM


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