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C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Quantitative CPT: 86140

Expected Turnaround Time

Within 1 day

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum

Volume

1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)

Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Collection

If a red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions

Room temperature

Stability Requirements

Temperature Period
Room Temperature 14 days
Refrigerated 14 days
Frozen 14 days
Freeze/thaw/ cycles Stable x 3

Patient Information

To identify the presence of inflammation and to monitor response to treatment for an inflammatory disorder.

When your healthcare provider suspects that you have an acute condition causing inflammation, such as a serious bacterial or fungal infection or when you are suffering from an inflammatory disorder such as arthritis, an autoimmune disorder, or inflammatory bowel disease.

A blood sample taken from a vein.