Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein

Test Name: High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein
Alternate Name(s): High sensitivity CRP Assay
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: If ordering from a requisition, high sensitivity CRP must be specified; if only CRP is written, then a high sensitivity C-Reactive will not be ordered.
Note: This test must be approved by the "On-Call" Biochemist

Collect blood. Allow blood to clot at room temperature for 30 minutes and separate by centrifugation.

Minimum volume of serum required for testing is 1 mL.

Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens are unacceptable for analysis.
Test Schedule: Referred out as required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
1 day
Reference Range: hsCRP is considered a valuable risk stratification measurement in females > 60 years and males > 50 years.
Values > 2.0 mg/L in these patients warrant further investigation.
Refer to the CCS 2012 guideline for revised hsCRP CVD risk criteria.
Effective Date: 2009-07-08
Revised Date: 2018-05-16
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: This test will be used for cardiac risk assessment only.
Special Processing:  
Comments: This test is useful for cardiac risk assessment only. A different CRP test ("C-Reactive Protein (CRP)") should be used to monitor or assess inflammatory disorders.
Method of Analysis: ADVIA
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Send samples refrigerated 2-8C.
System Codes: 
Referred To: LifeLabs

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