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Test Code HSCRP C-Reactive Protein High Sensitivity, (hs-CRP), Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

Ordering Mnemonic
HSCRP

Methodology

Latex particle Immunoturbidimetric

 

Performing Laboratory

Holland Hospital Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Plasma

Container/Tube: Mint-top (lithium heparin) tube-Heparinized or EDTA plasma is acceptable.

Specimen Volume: 1 mL of plasma

Collection Instructions: Remove plasma from cells within 60 minutes of draw.

Note: 1. Overnight fasting is preferred but not required to avoid excess turbidity due to lipemia.
2. Specimen should be drawn 2 or more weeks after resolution of any acute inflammatory disease.
3. Indicate plasma.
4. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Serum

Container/Tube: Serum gel tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL of serum

Collection Instructions: Remove serum from cells within 60 minutes of draw.

Note: 1. Overnight fasting is preferred but not required to avoid excess turbidity due to lipemia.

2. Specimen should be drawn 2 or more weeks after resolution of any acute inflammatory disease.

3. Indicate serum.

4. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Reference Values

Risk assessment provided

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86140