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C-Reactive Protein

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Also known as: CRP
Formal name: C-Reactive Protein

Were you looking for the high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) test, used to assess your risk of cardiovascular disease?

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To identify the presence of inflammation and to monitor response to treatment for an inflammatory disorder

When to Get Tested?

When your healthcare provider suspects that you have an acute condition causing inflammation, such as a serious bacterial or fungal infection or when you are suffering from an inflammatory disorder such as arthritis, an autoimmune disorder, or inflammatory bowel disease

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?