Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
C Reactive Protein (CRP) Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThe test is used as acute phase reactant"," to check for inflammation response in the body.
SynonymsCardiac C-Reactive Protein (CRP)"," High-sensitivity CRP
Patient PreparationPatients sex should be stated in request form
Sample volume1 mL
Sample collection ContainerRed-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Sample collection instructionsPlasma and serum should be separated within one hour after sample collection.
Sample storageStable at room temperature/refrigerated/frozen for 14 days
Reference range1 month -17 years(Males <7)(Female <9)"," >17 years ( Males/Females <10)
Results Turnaround1 day after receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsIncreased levels of C - reactive protein is an indicator of injury or infections within the body