C-Reactive Protein (CRP inflammatory)

Test Code
CRP


Preferred Specimen
1 mL Serum or Plasma (lithium heparin)


Instructions
"Separate from cells ASAP with a max limit of 2 hours from collection time. Centrifuge lipemic or frozen specimen after thawing.
Testing Frequency: Performd as ordered"


Transport Container
PST, Plasma Separator


Transport Temperature
Refrigerate


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: 7 days Refrigerated


Methodology
Nephelometry

Reference Range
"M Up to 90 Days 0.08 - 1.58 mg/dL
M Up to 36 Months 0.08 - 1.12 mg/dL
M Up to 10 Years 0.06 - 0.79 mg/dL
M Up to 14 Years 0.08 - 0.76 mg/dL
M Up to 18 Years 0.04 - 0.79 mg/dL
M Up to 999 Years 0 - 0.3 mg/dL
F Up to 90 Days 0.09 - 1.59 mg/dL
F Up to 12 Months 0.05 - 0.79 mg/dL
F Up to 36 Months 0.08 - 0.79 mg/dL
F Up to 10 Years 0.05 - 1 mg/dL
F Up to 14 Years 0.06 - 0.81 mg/dL
F Up to 18 Years 0.06 - 0.79 mg/dL
F Up to 999 Years 0 - 0.3 mg/dL"




The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.