CRP Inflammation


Sunquest Code:CRPI  
Epic Code:LAB3410Epic Name:CRP Inflammation
Synonyms:C Reactive Protein; C-Reactive Protein; CRPI
Methodology:Nephelometric
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel) (Green (lithium heparin) on ICE, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge within 6 hours (2 hours GICH) of collection and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:7 days refrigerated; 8 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Reference Range:0-3 mo: 0-16.0 mg/L. 4 mo and older: 0-8 mg/L
Neonatal reference ranges have not been established. C-reactive protein values should be interpreted as a comparison of serial measurements.
GICH: All ages - Less than 0.5 mg/dL
Use:C-Reactive Protein, Inflammatory (CRP) is used as an indicator of infectious and inflammatory disease states, including active rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis. CRP is the most sensitive acute phase protein and rises within two hours of acute insult (surgery, infection, etc.) If no other event occurs, CRP will peak at about 48 hours and then begin to decrease.


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