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C-Reactive Protein, High Sensitivity (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
CReactive Protein, HS Quantitative Immunoturbidimetry
Send Out mg/L

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun, Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 11 day(s)
Refrigerated - 2 month(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate
  • Allow to clot completely at room temperature

Reasons for Rejection

  • Hemolyzed specimen

Comments

Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate.

CPT Code

  • 86141