The C-Reactive Protein High Sensitivity (CRP HS) test is done to assess a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. CRP is a protein produced by the liver. A relationship has been found between a person's CRP levels and their risk for events like heart attack or stroke. A CRP test can indicate a person is at risk even if they have normal cholesterol levels.
This test is usually ordered along with other heart health tests such as a Lipid Panel Cholesterol Test to assess a person's risk factors for heart disease. This test can be ordered even when a person is healthy as it helps predict risk for future cardiac events.
A C-Reactive Protein High Sensitivity test is designed to evaluate a person's risk for heart disease based on their CRP levels, even if those levels are within the normal range. For customers who wish to screen for elevated CRP levels to help determine if they are suffering from inflammation due to an infection, a C-Reactive Protein Quantitative test may be more appropriate.
Turnaround time for the C-Reactive Protein High Sensitivity test is typically 1 business day.
The C-Reactive Protein (CRP Test) High Sensitivity test has no fasting requirements.