U.S. Bio-Chem Medical Services

CRP, Cardiac Test
Fasting Required: No Specimen: Blood Results: 2-3 Business Days Description: CRP, hs is a critical component of the immune system and can be predictive of future risk of heart attack, stroke, sudden cardiac death, and the development of peripheral arterial disease. Individuals with elevated levels of CRP have a risk about 2 to 3 times higher than the risk of those with low levels. Methodology Nephelometry Limitations Oral contraceptives, IUDs, pregnancy, and menstruation may raise hs-CRP levels. Levels are lowest during ovulation. Alternative Name(s) Highly Sensitive CRP; CRP, High Sensitivity; C-Reactive Protein, Cardio,hs-CRP