Within 24 hours
Plasma Separator Tube (PST) microtainer. Also acceptable: Serum Separator Tube (SST).
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. If serum is used, allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Transfer 0.2 mL plasma or serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen.
EDTA plasma. Hemolyzed specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 15 days; Refrigerated: 2 months; Frozen: 3 years
Refer to Interpretive Data.
Neonatal reference intervals have not been established. C-reactive protein values should be interpreted in the context of serial measurements.
No compliance statements are in use for this test.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050181||C-Reactive Protein Neonatal||1988-5|
- CRP, neonatal