High Sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) Testing
How to check your High Sensitivity CRP levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is A High Sensitivity CRP Test For?
A High Sensitivity CRP test is also known as a High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein test.
C-reactive Protein normally increases in the blood following inflammation and infection.
However chronic low levels of inflammation are linked to a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease (heart disease) and complications such as heart attack and strokes.
A very high sensitivity (hs-CRP) test is used to ensure that these low levels of inflammation are detected.
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High Sensitivity CRP Testing UK Statistics 2021
6.9% of people tested have High Sensitivity CRP levels which are too high.
The average High Sensitivity CRP result is 1.6 mg/l
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Women tend to report higher high sensitivity crp blood levels in their blood than men.
As many as one in ten women tested have high levels of High Sensitivity CRP
of people have High Sensitivity CRP blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 93.1% with normal results?
What If High Sensitivity CRP Test Levels Are High?
If you have a chronic inflammatory condition (e.g. arthritis) or have suffered an acute infection or inflammation, CRP levels are usually increased.
In the absence of infection or inflammation, CRP levels should remain low, so high levels can indicate increased risk from heart disease
hs-CRP does not give a definitive assessment of this risk, so this should be gauged using additional markers e.g. cholesterol and triglycerides also.
We recommend testing your hs-CRP levels again in at least two weeks to rule out acute inflammation.
How To Test High Sensitivity CRP?
The High Sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of High Sensitivity CRP in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your High Sensitivity CRP levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Cardiovascular Risk (hs-CRP) Home Test Kit includes a High Sensitivity CRP test and is available for just £49.
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