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Computer Code: CRPH
Specimen Collection: 3 mL whole blood (gold top preferred, red top acceptable). 
Minimum Volume: 2 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, refrigerate. Serum must be removed from red top tube. 
Reference Values: Cardio CRP CHD Risk Value Level <1.0 Low 1.0-3.0 Average >3.0 MG/L High *A Cardio CRP level of >10.0 mg/L should be discarded and repeated in 2 weeks to allow acute inflammations to subside before retesting.  
Lab Code: SI 
Requisition: SEROL
Test Frequency: Mon-Fri Once/day 
Routine TAT: 1-3 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 86141 
LCD or NCD: (LCD)  
Methodology Used: 54
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 12/02/2015
Time: 00:10:24 (24hr)