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Testing not found here may be available via our send out program. Please refer to our send out test directory (requires PHC intranet access). Pre-approval by a laboratory physician is required for many send out tests for both inpatients and outpatients.

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Test Name: C Reactive Protein, Rapid

Test Code: RCRP

Male Reference Interval

Age Category       Reference Interval       units
< 2 days <5 mg/L
≥ 2 days <10 mg/L

Female Reference Interval

Age Category       Reference Interval       units
< 2 days <5 mg/L
≥ 2 days <10 mg/L

Turn around time: Analyzed within 4 hours of receipt, 24/7. Available on a STAT basis.

Collection Container: Light Green

Sample Type: Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL

Testcode and Ordering Information: If ordered together with ESR, only CRP will be performed.

Collection and Shipping Requirements: Refrigerate. Send on ice pack within 3 days of collection or frozen if longer.

Notes:

This CRP assay is used only in the laboratory at MSJ. This test DOES NOT report sufficiently low values to be used in cardiac risk stratification and is NOT considered an hsCRP test. Order 'hsCRP' for the test to be sent to SPH to recieve an hsCRP assay.

In acute inflammation, bacterial infections, tissue necrosis and trauma, CRP rises above 10 and may exceed 100 mg/L.

See test bulletin for more information