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

Important Note

Individuals with evidence of active infection, systemic inflammatory processes or trauma should not be tested for 2 to 4 weeks until these conditions have abated.

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


Reporting Name

C-Reactive Protein, High Sens, S

Specimen Type


Ordering Guidance

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


To monitor or assess other inflammatory disorders, order CRP / C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Serum.

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reference Values

≥18 years: <2.0 mg/L

Reference values have not been established for patients who are less than18 years of age.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information


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, approved, or is exempt by the US 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.


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Cardiovascular Test Request Form (T724) with the specimen.

Report Available

Same day/1 to 2 days

NY State Approved