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Test Mnemonic CRP C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Quantitative, Serum

Methodology

Clinical Significance:

CRP is nonspecific, acute-phase reactant used as an indicator of infectious disease and inflammatory states including active rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis.

Performing Laboratory

Hallmark Health

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Serum gel tube(s)

Specimen:  1 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Reference Values

<0.5 mg/dL