C-Reactive Protein, (CRP,hs)-May Test of the Month
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business Days

Description:
CRP, hs is a critical component of the immune system and can be predictive of future risk of heart attack, stroke, sudden cardiac death, and the development of peripheral arterial disease. Individuals with elevated levels of CRP have a risk about 2 to 3 times higher than the risk of those with low levels.

Methodology
Nephelometry

Limitations
Oral contraceptives, IUDs, pregnancy, and menstruation may raise hs-CRP levels. Levels are lowest during ovulation.

Alternative Name(s)
Highly Sensitive CRP; CRP, High Sensitivity; C-Reactive Protein, Cardio,hs-CRP

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.