Preferred test to detect acute phase inflammation (eg, autoimmune diseases, connective tissue disease, rheumatoid arthritis, infection, or sepsis). DO NOT ORDER for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment. Test for CVD risk assessment is C-Reactive Protein, High Sensitivity (0050182).
Within 24 hours
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Plasma separator tube, green (lithium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).
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)
After separation from cells: Ambient: 11 days; Refrigerated: 2 months; Frozen: 3 years (if frozen within 24 hours)
Refer to report.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- C-Reactive Protein
- C-Reactive Protein, S
- CRP, S
- CRP, Serum
- Protein, C-Reactive