High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance made by the liver and secreted into the bloodstream, increasing when inflammation is present. CRP has been used for many years as an indicator of bacterial or viral infection and as a monitor of changes in inflammation associated with many inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Some studies have shown that CRP also can be an indicator of risk of cardiovascular disease in apparently healthy people; however, the level of CRP in the blood is normally so low that an especially sensitive test is needed to measure it. This test is called High-sensitivity CRP or HS-CRP.
Preparation for Your Test
- Wear a short sleeved shirt or a shirt with sleeves that roll up easily.
The cost of this test is $30.
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