Low levels of CRP can be measured using a high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) test, which can be used to assess a person’s risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease (CVD). When there is inflammation or an infection, as well as following a heart attack, surgery, or trauma, CRP levels rise in the blood.
Healthy people with relatively high hs-CRP levels have an increased chance of having a heart attack, stroke, or sudden cardiac death in the future. High-sensitivity CRP along lipid profile can be a useful test for screening the risk of CVD and heart attacks.
No. of Tests: 1
Sample Required: Blood
For: Male & Female