Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CRP, HIGH SENSITIVITY (CARDIOVASCULAR RISK)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2101         Geisinger Epic ID: 21625

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma or serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL aliquot serum or plasma; minimum 0.2 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred). Room temperature or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 11 days. Refrigerated: 2 months. Frozen: 3 years.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Interpretation guide:
Cardiovascular disease risk assessment (relative risk):<1.0 mg/L low1.0 - 3.0 mg/L average, >3.0 mg/L high.
Additional information:
Ridker et al. C-Reactive Protein Adds Predictive Value of Total and HDL Cholesterol in Determining Risk of First Myocardial Infarction. Circulation 97: 2007-11, 1998.
CPT code(s):
86141
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
High sensitivity C-reactive protein.
Methodology:
Immunoturbidity
Synonyms:
C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, HIGH SENSITIVITY
CRP, CARDIAC RISK FACTOR
HSCRP, CRPHI
Clinical significance:
Highly sensitive C-reactive protein is a measure of low-level inflammation that adds to the predictive value of other markers used to assess the risk of cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/24/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily, 1st shift, Monday-Sunday
Performed stat? No
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