High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein

Also Known As: High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein

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About the Test

Measures CRP at concentrations seen in absence of illness or flare-ups of inflammatory diseases.

Clinical Significance:

Usually measured with a lipid panel to evaluate cardiovascular risk, related to levels of inflammation in arteries associated with atherosclerotic plaque.

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Target Levels (where applicable)

REFERENCE INTERVALS FOR ADULTS: American Heart Association considers average risk to be hs CRP of 1.0-3.0 mg/L

What is being checked

HIGH LEVEL: Predictive of an increased risk of a future heart attackstroke, sudden cardiac death, and/or peripheral arterial disease.