C-reactive Protein Testing (CRP)
How to check your C-reactive Protein levels with a home finger-prick blood test kit
What Is A C-reactive Protein Test For?
C-reactive Protein (CRP) is a non-specific marker that can indicate the presence of infection and inflammation.
(CRP should not be confused with hs-CRP, which measures the same biomarker at very low levels to assess cardiovascular disease risk).
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C-reactive Protein Testing UK Statistics 2021
25.6% of people tested have C-reactive Protein levels which are too high.
The average C-reactive Protein result is 4.7 mg/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Men tend to report higher C-reactive Protein in their blood than women.
As many as one in four men tested have high levels of C-reactive Protein
of people have C-reactive Protein blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 74.4% with normal results?
What If C-reactive Protein Test Levels Are High?
This suggests that you have an acute infection or inflammation of some sort, however note that the CRP test is an extremely nonspecific test as CRP levels can be elevated in any inflammatory condition. It is not possible to identify its location or the condition causing it with this test alone.
If you have recently recovered from an infection it is possible your CRP levels are still high. It's also possible that there is inflammation in the arteries of your heart, which can mean a higher risk of heart attack.
Significantly high readings signal a need for further testing to determine the cause of such significant inflammation in your body and you should review this with a medical professional, especially if it is ongoing.
What If C-reactive Protein Test Levels Are Low?
In general, a low C-reactive protein level is better than a high one, because it indicates less inflammation in the body.
How To Test C-reactive Protein?
The C-reactive Protein (CRP) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of C-reactive Protein in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your C-reactive Protein levels by buying a home finger-prick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Inflammation (CRP) Home Test Kit includes a C-reactive Protein test and is available for just £49.
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