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Conventional CRP assay indicates a nonspecific inflammatory response; the high-sensitivity test is used to assess risk for cardiovascular and peripheral arterial disease.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
|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|
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "C-Reactive Protein." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425145/all/C_Reactive_Protein.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. C-Reactive Protein. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425145/all/C_Reactive_Protein. Accessed October 18, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). C-Reactive Protein. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425145/all/C_Reactive_Protein
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. C-Reactive Protein [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425145/all/C_Reactive_Protein.
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