Container: Serum (Gold top)

Sample type: Serum

Test name: CRP a.k.a. C-Reactive Protein

Condition / Indication: Acute Phase Response

Special precautions & notes: CRP can be useful to distinguish bacterial infection from other disease processess, or to monitor know inflammatory disease. CRP is not indicated when infection is obvious clinically.

Reference range: Note new reference ranges from 14/11/22: <5 mg/L

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Automated Laboratory

Turnaround time: Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours