CRP Inflammation

Abbrev Code:CRPI   
Order Code:LAB3410Order Name:CRP Inflammation
Synonyms:C-Reactive Protein
Methodology:Roche: Immunoturbidimetric
Architect: Immunoturbidmetric
CPT Codes: 86140 x1, 86140 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
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Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge within 6 hours of collection and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Roche: 2 weeks at room temperature; 3 weeks refrigerated; 12 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Roche-CSC Maple Grove, Roche-CSC Mpls, Roche-Grand Itasca, Roche-Lakes, Roche-Northland, Roche-Range, Roche-Ridges, Roche-Southdale, Roche-St. John's, Roche-UMMC East, Roche-UMMC West, Woodwinds)


Reference Range:
Architect All ages, M/F 0.0-0.7 mg/dL
Roche All ages, M/F 0-4.9 mg/L
Neonatal reference ranges have not been established. C-Reactive Protein values should be interpreted as a comparison of serial measurements.
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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