Print View Attached Docs:
Alias Names: CRP
Methodology: Turbidimetric
Edit Date: 9/25/2008
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 86140
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4.5 mL light green top plasma separator tube (PST) or one 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours. Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen cannot be tested within 8 days. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle.
Stability: 8 days refrigerated, or 3 months at -25° C if frozen within 24 hours of collection.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Measurement of C-reactive protein aids in evaluation of myocardial infarction, stress, trauma, infection, inflammation, surgery, and neoplastic proliferation.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen frozen and thawed more than once.

<0.5 mg/dL

PeaceHealth Laboratories