C-Reactive Protein

CRP
TEST CODE
CRA1262
CPT
86140
Expected
Turnaround Time
Within 1 Day
Patient Preparation
-

Specimen Requirements

Specimen
Serum
Volume
1.0 mL / 0.5 mL minimum
Container
SST (preferred) or Red Top Tube
Preparation
Draw blood in gel-barrier tube and centrifuge. If red top is used, remove the serum and place in a transport tube. Label the transport tube with patient identifiers and specimen type.
Stability
Room Temperature, 11 Days Refrigerated, 60 Days
Storage Instructions
Refrigerated

Test Details

Methodology
Rejection Criteria
Received after 11 days room temp or 60 days refrigerated. Serum not separated from cells. Hemolyzed sample. Improper labeling. Incorrect collection container.

Test Components

Test Code
Test Name
LOINC
300254
C-Reactive Protein
1988-5

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