CRP, Cardiac (Highly Sensitive CRP,Cardiac CRP,hsCRP)

Lipemic or frozen samples, w/c become turbid after thawing, must be clarified by centrifugation prior to testing.

Test Code

Preferred Specimen
1 mL Serum or Plasma (lithium heparin)

"Samples must be as fresh as possible or stored frozen.
Testing Frequency: Performed as ordered"

Transport Container
PST, Plasma Separator

Transport Temperature

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


Clinical Significance
"Expected Value(s):
Relative Risk for Future
Cardiovascular Event
Low: <1.00mg/L
Average: 1.00-3.00mg/L
High: >3.00mg/L"

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.