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C-Reactive Protein

Source Blood
Mnemonic CRP
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL or 4.5 mL light green (mint) top PST tube. Gold top SST tube also acceptable.

0.2 mL plasma or serum

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections 

Specimen Handling
Additional Information Click here if High Sensitivity or Cardiac CRP is required.  CRP provides similar clinical information as ESR and is usually the preferred test.
Testing Location Chemistry-ACH, DSC, FMC, PLC, RGH, SHC
Rural: CMGH, HRH, SDHS
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s) CRP
Reference Interval 0.0 - 8.0 mg/L