C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
This procedure measures the rate of decrease in light intensity due to immune-complex formation.
C-reactive protein (CRP) levels increase when there's inflammation in the body. Inflammation can be due to injury, infection, or chronic disease.
Specimen Collection and Preparation
Serum sample in the following tubes:
Serum separator tube (gold or tiger top)
Specimen Storage and Stability
Store serum at the following temperatures:
Room temperature: 20°C to 25°C for up to 11 days
Refrigerated: 4°C to 8°C for up to 2 months
Frozen: -20°C or lower. Please note that frozen samples may produce false-positive results.
Insufficient sample volume
Sample not stored at proper temperature
Frozen whole blood
Severely hemolyzed samples
Severely lipemic specimens
Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled
Monday – Saturday
Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory
NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal
STAT results available within 2 hours of receipt in the laboratory
Vibra Health Laboratory
1307- A, Allen Dr
Troy, MI 48083