High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP)

High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP)


A high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) test may be used to help evaluate an individual for risk of cardiovascular disease.

C-reactive protein (CRP) can also be used to detect inflammation which is a key component of detecting serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

Higher circulating hsCRP levels are associated with lower bone mineral density in healthy pre- and postmenopausal women

Sample for testing: Blood