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Published on January 31, 2018

CRP (C Reactive Protein)

SIM

50062 

CPT

86140 

Synonyms

CRP 

Specimen Type

Plasma or serum 

Container

3.5 ml Green - Lithium heparin plasma separator
4.0 ml Gold-top serum separator

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

2 ml plasma or serum
Min: 0.5 ml

Additional Information

none

Patient Preparation

none

Specimen Processing Instructions

Plasma:  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes

Serum:  Allow to clot.  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes

Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Room temperature:  8 hours   Refrigerated: 5 days 

Rejection Criteria

•  If not centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.
•  Gross Hemolysis

Reference Range

0.00 – 0.60 mg/dl

Critical Value

none 

Test Includes

C Reactive Protein 

Methodology

Near Infrared Particle Immunoassay rate methodology 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

1-31-18

Supplemental

 

Reviewed by Sandy Hammett on January 31, 2018

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