Test Details

Mnemonic

HSCRP

Ordering Code

3000255

CPT-4 Code(s)

86141

Specimen Information

Collect

SST
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Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.
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Alternate Specimen

Plasma: Lavender EDTA, green sodium or lithium heparin
Serum: Red-top
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Minimum Volume

0.5 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 8 days
Frozen: 3 months
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Methodology

Nephelometry
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Reference Range

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

Warde Medical Laboratory
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