C-Reactive Protein (High Sensitivity)

Diagnostic Use

There is evidence that persistent low level elevations of CRP are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. CRP may therefore be considered a cardiovascular risk marker.

The high-sensitivity CRP (hsCRP) assay is calibrated to measure low concentrations of CRP and should be requested in patients without overt active inflammation (i.e. it should not be requested during acute illness).

For information on using CRP as an acute inflammatory marker, please refer to this page


Core Biochemistry

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Turnaround Time

3 hours

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