43575:C-REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP), HIGH SENSITIVITY

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43575:C-REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP), HIGH SENSITIVITY
Alias Names: hsCRP / hs-CRP / High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein
Methodology: Nephelometry (NEPH)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 86141
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.
Stability: 8 days refrigerated, or 3 months frozen 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 if frozen, on dry ice.
Comments: C-reactive protein aids in evaluation of future risk for myocardial infarction.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen frozen and thawed more than once.

Reference Range:
<0.70 mg/L