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Formal name: High-sensitivity C-reactive protein

Were you looking for the CRP test, used to evaluate general inflammation?

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

May be used to predict your risk of developing heart disease

When to Get Tested?

When risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease are present as part of cardiac risk assessment; currently most testing is done in research settings only

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None required