C-reactive Protein

Supply #T01 - Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Test Code: 4420

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: T01 - 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.

For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.