The hs-CRP blood test is used to diagnose your risk for inflammation and cardiovascular disease. C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute-phase protein released in the blood during inflammation. As this protein is a marker of inflammation, it is elevated in the blood when there are inflammatory conditions, cancer, infections, or even heart disease present. One should not confuse standard CRP test with hs-CRP test. hs-CRP test more precisely detects the lower levels of the protein than that measured by the standard CRP test . A high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) test, can also be used to assess your risk of developing coronary artery disease, a disorder in which the blood arteries of your heart are narrowed. Coronary artery disease can become a reason for a heart attack.
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Preparation: Please do not exercise prior to testing. It is best that your blood is taken in a rested state.