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Test ID HSCRP C-Reactive Protein, High Sensitivity, Serum

Useful For

Assessment of risk of developing myocardial infarction in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes

 

Assessment of risk of developing cardiovascular disease or ischemic events in individuals who do not manifest disease at present

Method Name

Immunoturbidimetry

Reporting Name

C-Reactive Protein, High Sens, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Advisory Information:

This assay should be used to assess risk of cardiovascular disease or events.

 

CRP / C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Serum should be used to monitor or assess other inflammatory disorders.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  30 days

Reference Values

Lower risk: <2.0 mg/L

Higher risk: ≥2.0 mg/L

Acute inflammation: >10.0 mg/L

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; Continuously

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

86141

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HSCRP C-Reactive Protein, High Sens, S 30522-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
HSCRP C-Reactive Protein, High Sens, S 30522-7

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Cardiovascular Test Request Form (T724) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/cardiovascular-request-form.pdf).