C-Reactive Protein
0050180
Ordering Recommendation
Do not order for CVD risk assessment. Test for CVD risk assessment is C-Reactive Protein, High Sensitivity (0050182).
Mnemonic
CRP
Methodology
Quantitative Immunoturbidimetry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Plasma separator tube, green (lithium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Allow serum tube to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 11 days; Refrigerated: 2 months; Frozen: 3 years (if frozen within 24 hours)  
Reference Interval
By report  
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86140
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050180C-Reactive Protein1988-5
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Aliases
  • C-Reactive Protein
  • C-Reactive Protein, S
  • CRP
  • CRP, S
  • CRP, Serum
  • Protein, C-Reactive