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C-Reactive Protein, High Sensitivity (hs-CRP), Plasma or Serum*

Important Note

*This test is orderable in Cerner

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

Low risk: <0.1 mg/dL

Average risk: 0.1-3.0 mg/dL
High risk: >0.3 mg/dL

Acute inflammation: >1.0 mg/dL

Days Performed

Daily

Analytical Time:

1 Day

Available STAT

Methodology

Colorimetric Absorbance

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86141

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated