C-Reactive Protein, Cardiac - cCRP, hsCRP


cCRP is used as an aid in the identification of individuals at risk for future cardiovascular disease. When used in conjunction with traditional clinical laboratory evaluation of acute coronary syndromes, cCRP may be useful as an independent marker of prognosis for recurrent events in patients with stable coronary disease or acute coronary syndrome. Note: Standard CRP tells you if there is inflammation or infection somewhere in the body, but not where. It measures a protein created by the liver in response to acute or chronic inflammation. It has been shown to be non-predictive of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The more sensitive cCRP is more specific to vascular inflammation, which is the main cause CVD. Do not get the test done if you are going through an infection since this may affect the test result Download Wellness Labs FAQ (PDF File)

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