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C-reactive protein (CRP)

Lab Section: 

Chemistry

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB149

 

Methodology: 

immunoturbidimetric

Schedule: 

Available on request.

Reported: 

1 hour stat, 4 hours routine

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 2.0 ml Primary Light Green; Dark Green and Gold Top tube accepted.
Pediatric volume: 0.5 ml.

 

Reference Interval: 

hs-CRP Risk According to AHA/CDC Guidelines (mg/L):

<1.0 Lower relative cardiovascular risk.

1.0-3.0 Average relative cardiovascular risk.

3.1-10.0 Higher relative cardiovascular risk. Consider
retesting in 1 to 2 weeks to exclude a benign  transient
elevation in the baseline CRP value secondary to infection or
inflammation.

>10.0 Persistent elevation, upon retesting, may be associated
with infection and inflammation.

CPT Code(s): 

86140

Last Changed: 

7/2/2018 2:01 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/31/2017 11:43 AM