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Test Code LAB3588 C-Reactive Protein (CRP) High Sensitivity, Cardiac Risk, Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic
CRP HI SENS CARD LAB3588 CRPHS

 

Methodology

Turbidimetric/Immunoturbidimetric

This test is recommended for cardiovascular risk assessment only.

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Separate plasma from cells within 2 hours of draw.

2. If plunger filters are used, immediate removal of plasma is indicated unless an air gap can be created between the device and specimen.

Additional Information: Label specimen appropriately (plasma).


Alternate:

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red top with clot activator or serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of draw.

2. If plunger filters are used, immediate removal of serum is indicated unless an air gap can be created between the device and specimen.

Additional Information: Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate 5 days/Ambient 8 hours OK/Frozen OK

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Reference Values

0-3 mg/L

RELATIVE RISK CATAGORIES FOR CORONARY HEART DISEASE

Low: 0-1 mg/L

Average: 1-3 mg/L

High: >3.0 mg/L

 

Values >15 mg/L may indicate an underlying inflammaory condition, and this result should not be used to assess coronary risk.  Repeat testing after resolution of inflammatory condition is suggested.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86141

Performing Laboratory

Chemistry -

East: SMDC Clinical Laboratory

West: Innovis Hospital