Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

CRP (INFLAMMATORY MARKER)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2100         Geisinger Epic ID: 21624

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma or serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL of serum or plasma; minimum 0.2 mL.
Patient preparation:
Fasting specimen preferred.

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: 2 weeks. Refrigerated: 3 weeks. Frozen: 1 year.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
0-5 mg/L
CPT code(s):
86140
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:
C-reactive protein, low sensitivity.
Methodology:
Immunoturbidity
Synonyms:
CRPL, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN
ACUTE PHASE REACTANTS
CRP MIDRANGE
Clinical significance:
Increased CRP levels are found in inflammatory conditions, including bacterial infection, rheumatic fever, active arthritis, myocardial infarction, malignancies and in the postoperative state. This test cannot detect the relatively small elevations of CRP that are associated with increased cardiovascular risk.
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, Monday - Sunday
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Sarah McGowan    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat?

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Anthony Cole    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Robyn Stokes  
Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Melissa Forsythe  
Frequency: All shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical lead: Brenda Shuman-Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

Technical lead: Bernadette Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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