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C-Reactive Protein, Highly Sensitive

  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Green Top (Li Heparin)
  • One Lavender (EDTA)
  • One Pink Top (EDTA)
  • One Red Top
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Plasma . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature
Stability:Ambient: 11 Day(s); Refrigerated: 2 Month(s); Frozen: 2 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Chemiluminescence
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 86141
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : 0.0-3.0 mg/L
hsCRP Interpretation for Coronary Heart Disease Risk:
Low <1.0 mg/L
Average 1.0 - 3.0 mg/L
High 3.1 - 9.9 mg/L
Very High >9.9 mg/L

Measurement of hsCRP should be done in metabolically stable patients free of infection or acute illness. If the value is >3.0 mg/L, recommend repeat testing at least 2 weeks later in metabolically stable state, free of infection or acute illness. The lower of the 2 results should be considered the patient's value. Guidelines published in Clinical Chemistry. 2009;55:378-384
  • 2560 - CRP, Highly Sens
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