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Test Mnemonic CRPCARDIO C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Cardiac, High Sensitivity, Serum


Clinical Significance:

CRP-cardio is used in the assessment of risks of developing myocardial infarction in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes and in the assessment of risk of developing cardiovascular disease or ischemic events in individuals who do not have manifest disease at present.

Performing Laboratory

Hallmark Health

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Serum gel tube(s)

Specimen:  1 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Reference Values

         Low risk:                   < 1.0 mg/L
         Average risk:               1.0 to 3.0 mg/L
         High risk:                  > 3.0 mg/L
         Acute inflammation:  > 10.0 mg/L