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Common Use:
Conventional assay indicates a nonspecific inflammatory response; the high-sensitivity test is used to assess risk for cardiovascular and peripheral arterial disease.

Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Nephelometry)

High-Sensitivity Immunoassay (Cardiac Applications)Conventional and SI Units
Low riskLess than 1 mg/L
Average risk1–3 mg/L
High riskGreater than 3 mg/L (after repeat testing)
Conventional AssayConventional and SI Units
AdultLess than 10 mg/L

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