It is an acute phase reactant increased in patients with inflammation. It is also increased in patients with tumors, possibly acting to protect tissues. In Philadelphia positive CML cases, raised levels are associated with poorer prognosis.
Sample by 7th of the month; Report after 2â3 weeks
Acute Phase Reactant
Overnight fasting is preferred. Duly filled Test Send Out Consent Form (Form 35) is mandatory.
Fixed Rate Time Nephelometry
2 mL (0.5 mL min.) serum from 1 Red Top (No Additive) tube. Do not use SST gel barrier tubes. Overnight fasting is preferred. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Duly filled Test Send Out Consent Form (Form 35) is mandatory.