C-REACTIVE PROTEIN

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Test Code
1008
Test Description
Measures the amount of CRP in the blood to detect inflammation due to acute decisions.
Abbreviation
CRP
Minimum Volume
1mL
Transport Container
Serum Separator Tube
Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Collection Instructions
Allow tube to clot and spin to separate cells within 45 minutes.
Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 11 days; Refrigerated: 60 days
Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis; Lipemia
CPT
86140