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C-Reactive Protein, High-Sensitivity (CRP-hs)
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    C-Reactive Protein, High-Sensitivity (CRP-hs)

    Product Code: LCRP

    Price: $108.00

     
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    Test Description

    C-Reactive Protein, High-Sensitivity (CRP-hs)

    Elevated CRP-hs is an early indicator on atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. It is also called an acute phase protein that increases dramatically under conditions of sepsis, inflammation and infection. It can rise 4 to 6 hours before other acute-phase reactants begin to rise. Increases in CRP are not specific!



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    Test Details

    Process time: 5 to 7 business days

    CPT code: 86141

    Special instructions: None

    Rejection causes: Gross Hemolysis

    Collection Instructions

    Patient prep: None

    Specimen volume: 1 mL serum

    Minimum volume: 0.5 mL

    Collection container: SST or red-stopper tube

    Transport container: Plastic transport tube

    Transport instructions: Refrigerate or freeze

    Collection instructions: Click here for PDF

    References

    Reference one: Ridker, P. M., Cushman, M., et al. Plasma Concentration of C-Reactive Protein and Risk of Developing Peripheral Vascular Disease. Circulation, 1998, 97(5):425-8.

    Reference two: Macy, E. M., Hayes, T. E., Tracy, R. P. Variability in the Measurement of C-Reactive Protein in Healthy Subjects: Implications for Reference Intervals and Epidemiological Applications. Clin Chem, 1997, 43(1): 52-58.

    Reference three: Ridker, P. M., Buring, J. E., Shih, J., et al. Prospective Study of C-Reactive Protein and the Risk of Cardiovascular Events Among Apparently Healthy Women. Circulation, 1998, 98(8):732-3.

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