DO YOU OFFER THE C-REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP) LAB TEST?
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY LAB TEST RESULTS?
Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected.
The C‐Reactive Protein (Quantitative Test) is used to assess the risk of cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, some forms of arthritis, pelvic inflammatory disease and other inflammation.
The C‐Reactive Protein (CRP) is a protein that increases during systemic inflammation.
It’s advised to get tested two different times (taken two weeks apart) because it is common for doctors to take the average of your test results to determine your risk for cardiovascular disease or the presence of inflammation.
WHY DO I NEED TO BE TESTED FOR C-REACTIVE PROTEIN?
The C‐Reactive Protein Test is a good, general test that can alert you and your doctor to a possible infection or inflammatory illness.
OTHER RELEVANT LAB TESTS:
If you’re interested in this test, you might also want to consider upgrading to the Inflammation Marker Panel or the Cardiac Risk Panel – a more comprehensive panel for less!
WHAT ARE THE TEST RESULT RANGES?
A normal CRP is usually between 1.0 and 3.0 mg.
HIGH RESULTS INDICATE:
High results are usually between 3.1 and 10.0 mg and indicate a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Values that are persistently over 10.0 mg indicate that there may be non‐cardiovascular inflammation present in the body.
LOW RESULTS INDICATE:
Results below 1.0 mg are considered low. This indicates a low risk for cardiovascular disease.
WHAT IF MY TEST RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL OR OUT OF RANGE?
Your first step is to see your primary care physician. Depending on the test results, you may be referred to a Cardiologist, Rheumatologist or other specialist.