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Test Code CRPC C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, CARDIAC, SERUM

Additional Codes

Software Test Code
SoftID CPRC
EPIC LAB150

Performing Laboratory

NorDx Laboratories

Useful For

Assessment of risk of developing myocardial infarction in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes and of risk of developing cardiovascular disease or ischemic events in individuals who do not have manifest disease at present. More aggressive treatment strategies may be pursued in patients determined to be at increased risk by hs-CRP values.

This test is recommended for cardiovascular risk assessment only.

Method Name

Turbidimetric Immunoassay

Reference Values

Low Risk: <1.0 mg/L

Average Risk: 1.0-3.0 mg/L

High Risk: >3.0 mg/L

Acute Inflammation: >10.0 mg/L

Days and Times Test Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

1 Day

Available Stat

Specimen Type

Serum

Preferred Container

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Preferred Volume

Serum: 0.5 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Minimum Volume

Serum: 0.3 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Specimen Collection and Handling

Spin specimen, separate from clot and send refrigerated.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Serum

Frozen: 3 Months

Refrigerated: 7 Days

Must be spun/separated within: 2 Hours

Note: Avoid freeze/thaw cycles

Add On Capable

Yes

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN Required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

86141 C-reactive Protein, High Sensitivity (hsCRP)

Acceptable Alternative Container(s)

Plasma Separator Tube (PST)

Red Top Tube

LOINC Code Information

30522-7

Performing Laboratory Location

NorDx Laboratories