C-Reactive Protein

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Synonym/Acronym:
CRP.

Rationale
Conventional CRP assay indicates a nonspecific inflammatory response; the high-sensitivity test is used to assess risk for cardiovascular and peripheral arterial disease.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Nephelometry.

High-Sensitivity Immunoassay (Cardiac Applications)Conventional and SI Units
Low riskLess than 1 mg/L
Average risk1–3 mg/L
High riskGreater than 3 mg/L (after repeat testing)
Conventional AssayConventional and SI Units
AdultLess than 10 mg/L

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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