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

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LCRP
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.
 

REFERENCES:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
CPT CODE:
86141
COLLECTION CONTAINER:
SST or red-stopper tube
MINIMUM VOLUME:
0.5 mL
PATIENT PREP:
None
PROCESS TIME:
5 to 7 business days
REJECTION CAUSES:
Gross Hemolysis
SPECIMEN VOLUME:
1 mL serum
TRANSPORT CONTAINER:
Plastic transport tube
TRANSPORT INSTRUCTIONS:
Refrigerate or freeze
STATE & SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS:
We cannot ship lab kits to NY, AK, HI, or international