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Test Code SQ ICRP, EPIC LAB2392 C-Reactive Protein for Infection, Plasma

Methodology

Particle Enhanced Immunoturbidimetric

This test is recommended for the assessment of inflammatory disease, post-operative infections, or to monitor inflammatory processes.

For assessment of cardiovascular risk, see #SQ HSCRP, EPIC LAB150 C-Reactive Protein for Cardiac Risk, Plasma.

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type:

Preferred: Plasma

Acceptable: Serum
Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

 

Specimen Stability:

Plasma is stable at ambient temperature (15o C-25o C) for 7 days, refrigerated (2o C-8o C) for 7 days, and frozen (≤-20oC) 3 years.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Reference Values

1 day: <0.32 mg/dL
1 week: <0.16 mg/dL
>1 week: 0.02-0.80 mg/dL

 

Note: Patients treated with carboxypenicillins (ticarcillin, a.k.a. Timentin) may have significantly decreased CRP values.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86140