CRP (High Sensitivity) Blood Test, from our experts to you.
Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

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What is
CRP?

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein made by the liver that is released into the blood after tissue injury, the start of an infection or inflammation.


What is
HsCRP?

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein made by the liver that is released into the blood after tissue injury, the start of an infection or inflammation.


What can I learn
from this test?

Our test is sensitive enough to pick up even the lowest level of inflammation to indicate whether you have damaging inflammation, which can affect your arteries. Inflammation is caused by a poor diet (too much sugar and refined carbohydrates), lack of exercise, and stress. </p><p>You shouldn't take this test if you have any acute inflammation or disease, as the results will be abnormally high. If you are in good health, with no obvious inflammatory symptoms, our test is a useful indicator of your risk of heart disease. It is especially beneficial when used with other tests, such as a cholesterol test.


What's included?

Inflammation
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hs - CRP C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is an inflammation marker used to assess whether there is inflammation in the body - it does not identify where the inflammation is located. High Sensitivity CRP (CRP-hs) is a test used to detect low-level inflammation thought to damage blood vessels which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. When you suffer a serious injury or infection you experience significant inflammation around the site of injury - such as the swelling around a twisted ankle. Any injury like this will cause your CRP-hs to rise.

How to prepare
for your test

Special instructions

Prepare for your CRP (High Sensitivity) Blood Test Test by following these instructions. Take this test when any symptoms of short-term illness have settled.


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