high sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-crp) test

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high sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-crp) test is designed for testing hs-crp and accurately assesses hs-crp level in the body.

  • Contains Blood Spot collection kit
  • Collecting sample easily in comfort of your home or office.
  • High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-crp) Test delivers results in 3-5 working days after receipt at the laboratory
  • Free Delivery in the UK and Ireland
  • Customers are responsible for shipping their sample to laboratory.
  • No additional cost.

C-reactive protein (CRP) is an established marker of inflammation and has recently been suggested to be an important contributor to the pro-inflammatory and prothrombotic elements of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.

Extremely high CRP levels are seen in acute inflammatory states, but the small elevations that are indicative of the pro-inflammatory and pro -thrombotic states implicated in the metabolic syndrome require high sensitivity assays, and are thus referred to as hs-CRP levels.

Studies have shown correlations between elevated hs-CRP and increased risk of future heart attacks, ischemic stroke, and peripheral arterial disease. Overweight, obese, insulin resistant, and diabetic individuals typically have elevated hs-CRP levels; elevations in hs-CRP levels have also been found to predict the development of diabetes. Lifestyle changes such as aerobic exercise, weight loss, and smoking cessation lower hs-CRP levels. Levels below 3.0 mg/L are considered to be normal; 3.1—10 mg/L is elevated, in the context of CVD risk, and above 10 mg/ L is very high, more likely indicating an acute inflammatory event due to infection or trauma. 

The Test Kit Pack includes:    
  • Test Requisition Form includes Symptom Checklist    
  • Requisition Form to complete including your personal and medical history    
  • Contains collection instructions       
  • Instructions on How to Use blood spot Collection Kit

 

How to Use 

blood spot use introduction