High Sensitivity CRP (HS-CRP)

Mint Green Plasma Separator Tube

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB150
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   86141
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine: 30; STAT 888
Specimen Routine: 1 mL blood/Li Heparin plasma separator tube/Mint Green top. Also acceptable serum (Gold SST / Red Top Tube)
  micro: 300 µL blood/mint green top bullet/gold top/red top
Unspun: 4 hours
Spun/Separated, Room temperature: 4 hours
Spun/Separated, Refrigerator: 3 days
Spun/Separated, Frozen: 6 months
Availability   24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time   STAT 1 hr., Routine 24 hrs.
Reference Range  
Low CHD Risk*: <1.0 mg/L
Average CHD Risk**: 1.0-3.0 mg/L
High CHD Risk*: >3.0 mg/L
*Two results two weeks apart and averaged provide a better estimate of hsCRP concentration.
** hsCRP concentrations > 10mg/L suggest infection or inflammation. Testing should be repeated 2 weeks after resolution.

Reviewed by jlcarr on December 28, 2021

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.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514