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  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

    Test Name:C - Reactive Protein (CRP)
    Epic Order Code:LAB149  
    CPT Code:86140  
    Specimen(s) Type:Plasma or Serum  
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour  
     Routine: 2 hours  
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove plasma/serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 24 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:0.0 - 0.5 mg/dL  
    Additional Information:Significantly decreased CRP values may be obtained from specimens taken from patients who have been treated with carboxypenicillins.