Who should get a C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test Kit?
CRP is produced by cells in blood vessels. Also CRP levels rise (go up) when there is ongoing inflammation. Moreover, CRP can help determine if inflammation is bacterial or non-bacterial. Most importantly, CRP has been associated with elevated risk of Cardiac disease and can be used to stratify cardiac risk to make better healthcare decisions. The Risk of cardiovascular disease based on CRP is as follows:
- <1.0 mg/dL represents low to below normal risk
- 1.0 – 3.0 mg/dL represents average or moderate risk
- >3.0 mg/dL represents high-risk
- At-Home Self Collection Blood Kit
Who Should Get a C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test Kit?
CRP is elevated or remain high in conditions with inflammation or for up to 3 months after a heart-attack. It is important to consider that CRP testing can also be useful in identifying patients who may benefit from aggressive interventions to lower their risk of cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, it is worth noting that the CRP test is a simple and non-invasive procedure that can be conveniently done at home with an at-home self-collection blood kit. Moreover, it is recommended that individuals with a family history of cardiovascular disease or those with other risk factors, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, consider getting a CRP test to assess their cardiac risk. In addition, individuals with a history of inflammatory conditions, such as those mentioned above, may also benefit from regular CRP testing to monitor their condition and adjust treatment as needed. Additionally, CRP is elevated or remain high in conditions with inflammation or for up to 3 months after a heart-attack.
- To monitor an acute or chronic inflammatory condition
- Rheumatological disorders
- Inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Autoimmune disorders
- Asthma and other lung disease
- Chronic heart disease
- Note: Result turnaround times are only an estimate and may be subject to change.
- Test turnaround time for the CRP is 3- 5 business days from reaching the laboratory
- Everything for Self-Collection is included in the test kit