Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hrs.
Analytic Time

2 hours

MiChart Code
C-Reactive Protein (Inflammatory)
Soft Order Code
CRP

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Acute Phase Reactant
CRP
CRP Screen
Cardiac Risk C-Reactive Protein
C-REACTIVE PROTEIN SCREEN

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Immunoturbidimetric

Test Usage

Determine the presence of C-reactive protein. Nonspecific, but most sensitive indicator of inflammation and/or necrosis. A baseline presurgical CRP may be useful in determining postoperative infection.

Reference Range

0.0 - 0.6 mg/dL

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze for longer storage. .

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
86140
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
1988-5

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.