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Test Code HSCRP C-Reactive Protein, High Sensitivity (hs-CRP), Serum or Plasma

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Immunoturbidimetry

This test is recommended for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment only.

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

The American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend these cutpoints for determining a person’s risk of developing CVD:

Low risk:  <0.1 mg/dL

Average risk:  0.1-0.3 mg/dL

High risk:  >0.3 mg/dL

If hs-CRP level is >1.0 mg/dL, test should be repeated and patient examined for sources of inflammation.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

CPT Coding

86141

Secondary ID

HHA1468

LOINC Coding

Test name LOINC Code

C-Reactive Protein, High Sensitivity (hs-CRP), Serum or Plasma

30522-7