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

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory /Madison Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Turbidimetric

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lithium heparin (light green-top)

Acceptable: Serum Gel

 Draw blood, spin down and send 1 mL (pediatric:  0.2 mL) of plasma or serum.

Specimen Stability Information

 

Specimen Type

Temperature

Time

Plasma,lithium heparin / Serum RT, spun

11 days

  Refrig., spun

2 months

 

Reject Due To

 

Hemolysis

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok

Lipemia

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok

Icterus

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok

 

Reference Values

<0.5 mg/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

CPT Coding

86140

Secondary ID

HHA1285

LOINC Coding

Test Name LOINC Code

C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Serum or Plasma

1988-5