Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry
Red top (no anticoagulant) tube
Sent to reference lab
-Assessment of risk developing myocardial infarction in patients
presenting with acute coronary syndromes.
-Assessment of risk of developing cardiovascular disease or ischemic
events in individuals who do not manifest disease at present.
Lower risk: <2.0 mg/L
Higher risk: > or =2.0 mg/L
Acute inflammation: >10.0 mg/L
High-Sensitivity CRP; Cardiac CRP