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 in the 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). Results greater than 8.0 mg/L suggests infectious disease and inflammatory states including active rheumatic fever, rheumatoid arthritis and acute bacterial infections.


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