C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, HIGH-SENSITIVITY (CARDIAC RISK)

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA, heparin
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Nephelometry

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Range
hs-CRP Level   Risk of Cardiovascular Disease  
<1 mg/L   Low  
1-3 mg/L   Average  
>3 mg/L   High  

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time1 day
Test CodeHSCRP
CPT-4 Code (s)
86141
LOINC Codes
30522-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory