What is a High sensitivity C-reactive protein test?
A high sensitivity C-reactive protein test helps to determine your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. This test is also used to detect inflammatory autoimmune diseases.
When to get tested?
High sensitivity C-reactive protein test is used in association with other tests to assess the risk of heart attack or stroke.
A blood sample will be collected from a vein of your arm. High sensitivity C-reactive protein (HS-CRP) test book online facilities are available.
No preparation is needed to go for this test.
If your test result shows HS-CRP level greater than 3 mg/L, this means that you are at a high risk of cardiovascular diseases such as
- Future heart attack or stroke
- Sudden cardiac death
- Peripheral arterial disease
Smoking, hypertension, and diabetes can also increase the HS-CRP level. However, ask a doctor what your test result means for you. Find a High sensitivity C-reactive protein test near you to get your test done.