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C-Reactive Protein High Sensitivity

eD-H Order Code

LAB150

Specimen Collection Information

Specimen Minimum Test Volume Container Special Handling
Blood 0.1 ML  

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Additional Specimen Instructions

For assessment of cardiac risk only. If evaluating acute inflammation, then order C-Reactive Protein LAB4060.

Interpretive Data

Assay Display Interpretive Data
CRP High Sens For cardiac risk assessment two values (fasting or nonfasting sample acceptable) taken at least 2 weeks apart should be averaged to provide a more reliable estimate of marker level. This laboratory will be using the recommendations from the AHA/CDC Scientific Statement for interpretations of future risks of cardiovascular events: <1.0 mg/L: low risk 1.0 to 3.0 mg/L: moderate risk >3.0 mg/L: high risk >10.0 mg/L: Acute Inflammation Note: CRP values >10 mg/L indicate an acute inflammatory condition or infection. The >10 mg/L value should not be used for cardiac risk assessment and a repeat specimen should be collected at least two weeks after resolution of the acute inflammatory condition. References: 1. Pearson TA et. al. AHA/CDC Scientific Statement: Markers of Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease. Circulation 2003; 107:499-511 2. Ridker PM. Clinical applications of C-reactive protein for cardiovascular disease detection and prevention. Circulation 2003; 107:363-369

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; continuously

Performing Lab Section

Chemistry

CPT(s)

86141