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Conventional assay indicates a nonspecific inflammatory response; the high-sensitivity test is used to assess risk for cardiovascular and peripheral arterial disease.
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.
|High-Sensitivity Immunoassay (Cardiac Applications)||Conventional and SI Units|
|Low risk||Less than 1 mg/L|
|Average risk||1–3 mg/L|
|High risk||Greater than 3 mg/L (after repeat testing)|
|Conventional Assay||Conventional and SI Units|
|Adult||Less than 10 mg/L|