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Test Results & Interpretations
Highly sensitive CRP is a test used to evaluate a person’s risk for cardiovascular disease. CRP is a protein that increases in the blood as a result of any inflammation and is a marker for atherosclerosis.
Why Get Tested
There is no clear consensus globally for utility of this test. Your doctor might order this test:
- If you have high risk factors for heart disease like age, family history of heart disease, smoking, high cholesterol, etc. (or males over the age of 50 and women over the age of 60 years)
No special preparation required
The test evaluates your risk for heart diseases:
- For low risk patients, the score is less than 1.0 mg/L (milligram per liter)
- For average risk patients, the score is between 1.0 and 3.0 mg/L
- For high risk patients, the score is above 3.0 mg/L
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is this the only test that determines heart disease?
No, this test is just a marker of inflammation in the body especially cardiovascular system. Other tests need to be done for further evaluation.
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