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Test Code CRP C-Reactive Protein, Plasma or Serum

Performing Laboratory

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

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

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:  Light blue-top (sodium citrate) tube(s) - Grey-top (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride) tube(s)

Volume:  1 mL of plasma (heparin)

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:

Note:  Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

Reference Values

0.0-1.0 mg/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday