C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test


CRP is used to assess inflammation in the body and is associated with increased risk of heart disease.  CRP is often used with medical history as an additional biomarker to make treatment decisions about Heart Health

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Who should get a C-Reactive Protein (CRP) test?

CRP is produced by cells in blood vessels.  CRP levels rise (go up) when there is ongoing inflammation.  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

Sample Type

  • Blood sample
  • 1 mL serum collected in SST

Turnaround time

  • Note: Result turnaround times are only an estimate and may be subject to change.
  • Test turnaround time for the C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is typically 1-2 business days.

Patient Preparation

  • No special preparation is needed

Sample Report

View a sample report by clicking the link below.

C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Example Report