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Test Code CCRP C Reactive Protein-Cardiac, Serum

Methodology

Immunochemical Reaction, Two point Rate

Performing Laboratory

Mary Washington Healthcare-Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine-Chemistry

Specimen Requirements

Preferred:

Serum

Container/Tube:  Plain, red-top tube(s) or serum gel tube(s) 

Volume:  1 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:

Note: Label specimen appropriately (serum)

 

 

Alternate:

Plasma

Container/Tube: Green-top (heparin) tube(s)

Not Acceptable: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s) or Light blue-top (sodium citrate) tube(s)

Volume: 1 mL of plasma

Transport Termperature: Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:

Note: Label specimen appropriately (plasma)

 

Reference Values

Low risk:  <1.0 mg/L

Average risk:  1.0-3.0 mg/L

High risk:  >3.0-10.0 mg/L

Acute inflammation:  >10.0 mg/L

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday