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

Reporting Name

C-Reactive Protein (CRP), S

Useful For

Detecting systemic inflammatory processes

 

Detecting infection and assessing response to antibiotic treatment of bacterial infections

 

Differentiating between active and inactive disease forms with concurrent infection

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Advisory Information


To assess the risk of cardiovascular disease or events using C-reactive protein, order HSCRP / C-Reactive Protein, High Sensitivity, Serum.



Necessary Information


Indicate patient's age and sex.



Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Serum gel tube should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

2. Red-top tube should be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days
  Ambient  72 hours

Reference Values

≤8.0 mg/L

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

86140

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
CRP C-Reactive Protein (CRP), S 1988-5

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
CRP C-Reactive Protein (CRP), S 1988-5

Method Name

Immunoturbidimetric Assay