C-reactive Protein

Supply #193262 Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Test Code: 4420

CPT Code(s): 86140

Methodology: Nephelometry

Limitations: Oral contraceptives, IUDs, pregnancy, and menstruation may raise CRP levels. Levels are lowest during ovulation.

Clinical Significance: Increased CRP levels are found in inflammatory conditions including: bacterial infection, rheumatic fever, active arthritis, myocardial infarction, malignancies and in the post-operative state. This test cannot detect the relatively small elevations of CRP that are associated with increased cardiovascular risk.

Alternative Name(s): CRP

Collection Guide: 

Supply: 193262 Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Preferred Specimen: Serum

Preferred Volume: 1mL

Transport Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Transport Temperature: Room Temperature

Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days

Rejection Criteria: Contact our Client Services department for details.

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