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

Additional Codes

Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM) Orderable:   C-Reactive Protein, Serum

AllScripts (AEHR) Orderable:  C-Reactive Protein, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Northwell Health Laboratories

Methodology

Immunoturbidimetric

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:  Gold-top tube(s)

Specimen:  1 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Stability:

  • 1 day room temperature
  • 2 months refrigerated
  • 3 years frozen

Reference Values

0.00-0.40 mg/dL

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86140

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday, continuously

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  5302640

Useful For

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.