C-Reactive Protein (CRP), High Sensitivity (Cardiac Risk Assessment)

C-Reactive Protein (CRP), High Sensitivity (Cardiac Risk Assessment)

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Test #120766Measurement of CRP by high sensitivity CRP assays may add to the predictive value of other markers used to assess the risk of cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease.2-8

Also Known As: Cardiac C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Cardiac CRP, CRP, Cardiac, CRP, High Sensitivity, High-sensitivity CRP.


  • No Fasting required.
  • Test Type: Blood
  • Test Results: 1-2 days
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