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C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Plasma or Serum

Performing Laboratory

Rutland Regional Medical Center Laboratory

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Blood

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)

Acceptable: Gold top, serum gel

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Specimen Minimum Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Send specimen in original tube.

2. If there is a delay in transport of >1 hour, centrifuge tube.

Reference Values

0.00 - 0.29 mg/dL

Days Performed

Daily

Analytical Time:

1 Day

Available STAT

Methodology

Immunoturbidimetric Assay

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86140

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated