Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

C-reactive protein test Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test measures C - reactive protein (CRP) levels in blood. The test is done for the diagnosis of autoimmune disorders and chronic diseases can lead to inflammation.

Synonyms

CRP

Patient Preparation

No special preparation needed

Sample Type

Serum

Sample volume

1 mL

Sample collection Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Sample collection instructions

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 <7mg/dL) (Female <9mg/dL)"," >17 years 010

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