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C-Reactive Protein

Mnemonic:    [CRP]
Name:    C-Reactive Protein
Specimen:    0.5 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST.
Neonatal Spec:    Plasma from one full Green microtainer with gel. Serum is also acceptable.
Spec Stability:    Stable 3 days refrigerated.
Reference Range:    <1.0 mg/Dl
  Method:    Enzyme Immunoassay