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CRPC
C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, CARDIAC, SERUM

Test Code CRPC 
Test C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, CARDIAC, SERUM 
Methodology Turbidimetric Immunoassay 
Description This test is recommended for cardiovascular risk assessment only. It is useful for assessment of risk of developing myocardial infarction in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes and of risk of developing cardiovascular disease or ischemic events in individuals who do not have manifest disease at present. More aggressive treatment strategies may be pursued in patients determined to be at increased risk by hs-CRP values. 
Specimen Draw blood in a plain, red-top or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 0.5 mL ( 0.3 mL minimum) of serum refrigerated in a screw-capped, plastic vial. 
Reference Values < 1.0 mg/L Low Risk
1.0 - 3.0 mg/L Average Risk
> 3.0 mg/L High Risk
> 10.0 mg/L Acute Inflammation 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 86141  

Critical Laboratory Values
Critical Laboratory Values - LCHC
Critical Laboratory Values - Waldo
Critical Laboratory Values - PenBay

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