CARDIO-CRP

Synonyms:
Computer Code: CRPH
Specimen Collection: 3 mL whole blood (red or god top tube).
Minimum Volume: 2 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, refrigerate. Serum must be removed from red top tube.
Reference Values: Cardio CRP CHD Risk Value Level <1.0 Low 1.0-3.0 Average >3.0 MG/L High *A Cardio CRP level of >10.0 mg/L should be discarded and repeated in 2 weeks to allow acute inflammations to subside before retesting.
Lab Code: CC
Requisition: C/H
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 2 hrs
Stat TAT: 60 min
CPT Code(s): 86141 high sens. 86140 - CRP
LCD or NCD: LCD LCD LCD
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII