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 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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Synonym/Acronym:
CRP.

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