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Test Code CRP C-Reactive Protein

Collection Container

Serum gel, Plasma:Li-heparin and K2-EDTA plasma

Specimen Required

Serum

Specimen Volume

1 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.2 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Refrigerated: 6 days

Reasons for Rejection

Hyperal or other high lipid content treatments may be cause for rejection of specimen. Specimen should be drawn before hyperal given.

Methodology

Immunoturbidimetric

Days and Times Performed

Test performed daily

Turnaround Time

24 hours

Reference Ranges

Males and Females: <0.5 mg/dL

CPT Code

86140

LOINC Code

1988-5

EMR Interface Order Code

46300