-High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein, Also Commonly Known as hsCRP, is a Protein That Increases in the Blood With Inflammation
-hsCRP Tests are Typically Performed to Help Determine an Individual’s Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Including Heart Attack and Stroke – Higher Levels of hsCRP in the Blood Indicate a Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
-High hsCRP Levels are Often Seen in Individuals Who are Overweight or Obese, Those With Insulin Resistance and Diabetics
-Test Performed With a Simple Finger Stick in the Privacy of Your Own Home
-Results Available Approximately 5 to 7 Business Days Upon Receipt of Sample at the Lab
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High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein, also known as hsCRP, is a protein that is produced at higher levels when there’s inflammation in the body. hsCRP tests can be very useful in determining an individual’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease including heart attack and stroke.
Who is at risk of having a high hsCRP?
Individuals who are overweight or obese, people with insulin resistance and diabetics are all at risk of having a higher hsCRP.
What are some ways to lower hsCRP levels?
Making lifestyle changes like losing weight, eating a healthier diet, quitting smoking and performed more aerobic exercise have all been shown to lower hsCRP levels.
What are some factors that can effect my hsCRP readings?
Anytime you’re in an acute inflammatory state whether from an illness, injury, infection or other type of inflammation, your hsCRP levels will be high. It’s important to always wait until you are healthy to perform this test for the most accurate readings. Those with arthritis or other conditions causing chronic inflammation will always have higher levels of hsCRP so results of this test are not meaningful for people with inflammatory conditions.