DO YOU OFFER THE C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, HIGH SENSITIVITY LAB TEST AT ANY LAB TEST NOW?
Yes, we do.
AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?
WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR THIS LAB TEST?
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The C‐Reactive Protein (High Sensitivity, Cardiac) (CRP) is a blood test that measures the amount of protein (called C‐reactive Protein) in your blood that indicates inflammation. It’s also used to assess your risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). “High Sensitivity” means that this particular test can see if you have an increased chance of having a heart problem or heart attack.
The best way to utilize test results is to be tested two different times (typically taken two weeks apart). Your physician will take the average of the two test results to determine your risk for cardiovascular disease or the presence of inflammation.
High levels of CRP are caused by infections and many long‐term diseases. But a CRP test cannot show where the inflammation is located or what is causing it. Other tests are needed to find the cause and location of the inflammation.
WHY DO I NEED IT?
Inflammation can pop up in your body in a number of ways. With the C‐Reactive Protein (High Sensitivity, Cardiac) Test, you’ll know if inflammation has damaged the inner lining of your arteries, thus increasing your chances of a heart attack.
This test can also check for infection after surgery, determine any infections or diseases causing inflammation, or see how well your body is reacting to treatment.
OTHER RELEVANT LAB TESTS:
Customers that select the C‐Reactive Protein (High Sensitivity, Cardiac) also invest in an Inflammation
Marker Panel or Cardiac Risk Panel.
WHAT ARE THE TEST RESULT RANGES?
You are at low risk of developing cardiovascular disease if your hs‐CRP level is lower than 1.0mg/L.
High Results Indicate:
High results can indicate inflammation in the body, risk for heart attack, infection, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis or rheumatic fever.
You are at average risk of developing cardiovascular disease if your levels are between 1.0 and 3.0 mg/L. You are at high risk for cardiovascular disease if your hs‐CRP level is higher than 3.0 mg/L.
Low Results Indicate:
There are no low levels for this test.
WHAT IF MY TEST RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL OR OUT OF RANGE?
Your first step is to see your primary care physician. Depending on the test results, you may be referred to a Cardiologist, Rheumatologist or other specialist.