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C-Reactive Protein

Mint Green Plasma Separator Tube

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB149
EPIC Order   C-REACTIVE PROTEIN
CPT Code(s)   86140
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   STAT: 888; Routine: 30
Specimen Routine: 2 mL blood/Li Heparin plasma separator tube / Also acceptable serum (Gold SST / Red Top Tube)
  micro: 300µL blood/mint green top bullet/gold top/red top
Stability

Unspun:

Spun/Separated:

<4 hrs recommended

Room Temperature: </= 4 hrs
Refrigerated: </= 3 days
Frozen: </= 6 months

Availability 24 hours / day
Turnaround Time   STAT 1 hr; Routine 2 hrs
Reference Range Normal: <10.0 mg/L
Comments This is not the high-sensitivity method. Order HSCRP for high-sensitive CRP test.

Reviewed by Karen Hrischuk on December 16, 2019

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

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McLendon Clinical Laboratories
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