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Test Code HSCRP High Sensitivity CRP, LAB150

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Green-top (lithium heparin) tube

Acceptable: Gold-top serum gel tube or plain red-top tube

Specimen Volume: 0.2 mL of plasma or serum

Stability: Specimens may be stored at 2 – 8°C for seven days. For longer storage, samples

                may be frozen at -20°C for up to eight months if they are frozen within 24 hours

                after collection.

Reference Values

Inflammatory: 0-6.3 mg/L

Low risk for cardiac disease: 0.0-0.9 mg/L

Average risk for cardiac disease: 1.0-3.0 mg/L

High risk for cardiac disease: >3.0 mg/L  

Useful For

High sensitivity CRP measurements may be used for evaluation of conditions thought to be associated with inflammation, in otherwise healthy individuals and as an independent risk marker for the identification and stratification of individuals at risk for future cardiovascular disease.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Nephelometry

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86141