3248 C-Reactive Protein (CRP), High Sensitivity (Cardiac)

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Serum 7 Days 2 - 8° C <1.0 mg/L=Low Risk
1.0-3.0 mg/L=Average Risk
>3.0=High Risk
>10=Test should be repeated and patient examined for sources of inflammation, infection and/or other non-cardiovascular etiologies.

Specimen Requirements

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

Method

Latex immunoturbidimetry

Schedule

Mon-Sat

Turn-Around Time

24 hrs; Also offered STAT at an additional charge

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

To test for risk of heart disease.

CPT Codes

86141

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