Specimen: 2 mL (0.5 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Overnight fasting is preferred.
Stability (Room): 8 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 2 months
Stability (Frozen): 6 months
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 5 hrs
Usage: C Reactive Protein (CRP) is the most sensitive acute phase reactant for inflammation. The levels increase dramatically (100 fold or more) after severe trauma, bacterial infection, surgery and neoplastic proliferation. This assay is useful in detecting systemic inflammatory process and infection. It assesses response to antibiotic treatment and differentiates between active and inactive disease forms with concurrent infection.
Disease: Acute Phase Reactant
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: Overnight fasting is preferred.