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Test Code LAB0208041 C-Reactive Protein, High Sensitivity (hs-CRP), Plasma

Methodology

Immunoturbidimetric

This test is recommended for cardiovascular risk assessment only.

Performing Laboratory

CentraCare Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube:

Preferred:Green top (lithium heparin)

Acceptable: Serum or Na Heparin (label specimen appropriately)

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL/pediatric: 0.3 mL

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Reference Values

0.200-8.000 mg/L

Seventy-five percent of hs-CRP values in healthy adults are <0.340 mg/L by this method. In prospective studies, hs-CRP values in the upper quartile of healthy populations have been associated with an approximate 3-fold increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease or events.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86141