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 Recent changes for C-Reactive Protein (high sensitive)

Recent changes for C-Reactive Protein (high sensitive)

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
12th July 2019
Laboratory

Blood Bank

Referred Test

Processing Instructions

CRP-hs is run on a weekly basis in the Box Hill lab.  Specimens should be frozen at -20 within 24 hours of collection.

External Laboratory

St Vincents Hospital

External Transport Instructions

If transporting within 24 hours of collection, 4 deg transport is acceptable.  Otherwise, aliquot should be frozen.

Frequency

Weekly

Daily

C-Reactive Protein (high sensitive)

Ordering information:

This test should not be confused with the CRP assay.  CRP-hs is used as a risk factor marker in a Cardiology setting, whereas CRP is an inflammation marker.  If a patient has a standard CRP >5 mg/L, CRP-hs is not indicated.This test should not be requested in the acute setting.

Please contact the laboratory with any further enquiries.

Alternate names:
CRP-hs, CRPS
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
CRPS
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable
Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
0.5 mL
Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
7 days
Reference Interval:

<1.00        Low risk

1.00-3.00  Average risk

>3.00        High Risk

Laboratory Use Only
External Laboratory:
St Vincents Hospital
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