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C-Reactive Protein; serum

CPT Code

86141

Specimen Requirements

1 mL serum

Collection Container/Tube

Red-top tube (no additive). Alternative: Serum gel-separator tube (SST)

Transport Container/Tube

Clear plastic serum/plasma transfer vial

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.5 mL Serum

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis
Gross icterus
Gross lipemia

Stability Information

Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days
37°C/99°F: 5 days

Methodology

Immunoturbidimetric

Turnaround Time

5 - 7 days

Reference Intervals

Sex Age
Both 1-199 years <1 mg/L