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C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Blood Test, High Sensitivity, Cardiac Risk Assessment

Quick Overview

The high-sensitivity CRP test measures low levels of CRP in the blood.  The measurement is used to identify low levels of inflammation associated with the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Test #10124


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Also Known As Cardiac C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Cardiac CRP, CRP, Cardiac, CRP, High Sensitivity, High-sensitivity CRP; hs-CRP; Cardio CRP
Preparation No special preparation required.
Test Results 3-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

The CRP Blood Test, High Sensitivity, Cardiac Risk Assessment test reveals lower levels of CRP, a protein that is released into the blood, than the standard CRP test and can be used to evaluate a person's risk for cardiovascular disease.  Studies have proven to show that measuring CRP with a highly sensitive assay can help in exposing the risk level for CVD in healthy people.  Normal or mildly elevated amounts of CRP in healthy individuals can help to predict the future risk of stroke, peripheral arterial disease, sudden cardiac death, heart attack, and even to the point of when cholesterol levels are within the acceptable range.

CRP is a marker of inflammation which can affect many organs.  Studies thus far have concentrated their focus on heart disease, but as research develops it is showing that having high CRP levels may also be associated with conditions such as complications of diabetes, obesity, and colon cancer.

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