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C-reactive protein
Lab code: CRPT
 
Test Synonyms:
C-reactive protein; CRP
 
Lab:
Core Lab
Inpatient Req:
Core Lab (#84927)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
3 ml Green gel
Result Time:
Same day   Cost: $
Reference Interval:
For inflammation assessment reference range is < 8.0 mg/L. For cardiac risk assessment: Quintile 1, Lowest risk: <0.7 mg/L; Quintile 2, Low risk: 0.7-1.1 mg/L; Quintile 3, Moderate risk: 1.2-1.9 mg/L; Quintile 4, High risk: 2.0-3.8 mg/L; Quintile 5, Highest risk: >3.8 mg/L; NOTE: When the result is >15.0 mg/L, risk analysis may be confounded by recent or acute inflammatory disease. In these cases the risk for coronary heart disease cannot be provided.  
Important Information:
This version of the CRP test is intended to assess inflammation. The high sensitivity CRP (HSCRP) should be ordered instead if the purpose is to assess cardiac risk.
Neonatal/Pediatric:
Minimum Volume: 0.5 ml
Neonatal/Pediatric tube: Green