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High Sensitivity CRP (HS-CRP)

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB150
EPIC Order
  HIGH SENSITIVITY CRP
CPT Code(s)   86141
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine: 30; STAT 888
Specimen Routine: 1 mL blood/serum separator tube/gold top/red top acceptable
  micro: 300 µL blood/serum separator bullet/gold top/red top bullet
Stability
Unspun: 4 hours
Room temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerator: 3 days
Frozen: 6 months
Availability   Routine: 24 hs/day; STAT: Yes
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
Active Inflammation**:>10.0 mg/L
Comment
*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 jcayless on December 19, 2017

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

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