Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

C Reactive Protein (CRP) Test in Kenya

Brief Description

The test is used as acute phase reactant"," to check for inflammation response in the body.


Cardiac C-Reactive Protein (CRP)"," High-sensitivity CRP

Patient Preparation

Patients sex should be stated in request form

Sample Type


Sample volume

1 mL

Sample collection Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Sample collection instructions

Plasma and serum should be separated within one hour after sample collection.

Sample storage

Stable at room temperature/refrigerated/frozen for 14 days

Reference range

1 month -17 years(Males <7)(Female <9)"," >17 years ( Males/Females <10)

Results Turnaround

1 day after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Increased levels of C - reactive protein is an indicator of injury or infections within the body