CRP, High Sensitivity, Grand Itasca


Sunquest Code:GHCRP  
Epic Code:LAB7039Epic Name:C-Reactive Protein High Sensitivity GH
Synonyms:C-Reactive Protein; C Reactive Protein
Methodology:Latex immunoturbidity
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) (Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge within 2 hours 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  (Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Reference Range:0.2-160 mg/L
Use:This test measures the much lowered amounts of CRP inthe blood of normal individuals who lack overt inflammatory conditions. It is used to assess cardiac risk. Adding measurement of hs-CRP to results from a fasting lipid panel further improves the identification of patients ar risk for cardiovascular events. Individuals with comparable LDL-and HDL-cholesterols who have hs-CRP in the higher part of the normal range (e.g. greater than 3.0 mg/L) are at higher risk for developing atherosclerotic disease events than those with hs-CRP results in the lower part of the reference range (e.g. less than 1.0 mg/L). Resutls greater than 8.0 mg/L suggests infectious disease and inflammatory states including active rheumatic fever, rheumatoid arthritis and acute bacterial infectionsl.


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