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C-Reactive Protein

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, contact lab at x3-1667 if requested to be run on Saturday.
Available Stat? No
Test code CRP
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Monday-Friday (day shift)
Method Rate Turbidimetry
Collection Instructions Sample must be in the laboratory by 1000 hours. The Immunology section must be notified if a sample is to be run on Saturday. (See Approval)
Container type Gold top or Light Green top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum or plasma
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Min. Volume 0.3 mL serum or plasma
UCSF Rejection Criteria Lipemic samples.
Processing notes Refrigerate
Units mg/L
Normal range < 6.3 mg/L
Synonyms CRP
Turn around times 1-3 days.
Additional information Lipemia interferes with the assay.
LOINC code 1988-5
Last Updated 1/30/2013 11:43:18 AM
Entry Number 269
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