3207 C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Serum 7 Days 2 - 8° C <10.0 mg/L

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Turbidimetric

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

24 hrs

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

To identify the presence of inflammation and to monitor response to treatment [Note: to test for risk of heart disease, a more sensitive test (hs-CRP) is used; See test code 3248-CRP HS (Cardiac)].

CPT Codes

86140

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