High Sensitivity CRP

Last updated: Wednesday, 19, September, 2007
Item Process
Specimen

5mL blood in plain tube.

Method

Immunoassay

Reference Interval

Consult pathologist

Application

Prediction of cardiovascular risk and recurrant events in patients with known coronary heart disease.

Interpretation

Elevated CRP levels as measured in the highly sensitive assay predicts increased risk of cardiovascular risk in primary prevention populations.

Reference

Yeh ET. High sensitivity C reactive protien as risk assessment tool for cardiovascular disease. Clinical Cardiology 28(9) 408-12 2005.