C-REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP)

Test Documentation
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

Methodology
Nephelometry

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

Reference Range
<0.5 mg/dL

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time1 day
Test CodeCRP
CPT-4 Code (s)
86140
LOINC Codes
1988-5

Warde
Medical
Laboratory