C-Reactive Protein, Neonatal
0050181
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
CRPN
Methodology
Immunoassay
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
Plasma separator tube (PST) microtainer. Also acceptable: Serum separator tube (SST), lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Separate plasma or serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. If serum is used allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Transport 0.2 mL serum. (Min: 0.1 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 15 days; Refrigerated: 2 months; Frozen: 3 years  
Reference Interval
Refer to Interpretive Data.  
Interpretive Data
Neonatal reference intervals have not been established. C-reactive protein values should be interpreted in the context of serial measurements.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86140
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050181C-Reactive Protein Neonatal1988-5
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Aliases
  • CRP, neonatal