C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is an inflammation marker used to assess whether there is inflammation in the body - it does not identify where the inflammation is located. High Sensitivity CRP (CRP-hs) is a test which is used to detect low-level inflammation which is thought to damage blood vessels which can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
Raised levels are a risk factor for cardio-vascular disease.
The HsCRP, High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein test is a marker in the blood which is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Sensitive enough to pick up even the lowest level of inflammation, this test can highlight whether you have damaging inflammation which is possibly affecting your arteries. Inflammation is caused by poor diet (too much sugar and refined carbohydrates), lack of exercise and stress.
This test should not be undertaken if you have any acute inflammation or disease as the results will be abnormally high. However, if you are in good health with no obvious inflammatory symptoms, then this test is a useful indicator of your personal risk of heart disease, especially if used in conjunction with other tests e.g. cholesterol.
This test is for individuals who wish to assess their risk of cardiovascular disease because they fall into a high risk group because of age, family history or lifestyle. Alternatively many people take this test to confirm that their healthy lifestyle is having a positive impact on their health.
We can test for a range of different allergies and health markers, using one of our home-testing kits. In this kit, you'll be able to test:
C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is an inflammation marker used to assess whether there is inflammation in the body.
Once you've got your kit, make sure to read all of the enclosed instructions - they'll make sure you easily and safely get the best sample possible.
Time to take your sample. All of our health tests come with the exact tools you need to take a sample in the comfort of your own home.
Put your sample in the prepaid envelope provided and pop it in the post. Now you can sit back and relax - we'll let you know when your results are ready.