C-Reactive protein is a test that is used to monitor conditions that causes inflammation. It is also ordered along with other tests to help assess a person’s risk for developing heart disease.
You can now book lab tests online and have samples collected from your home. Home collection for this test is available in multiple cities.
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c-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein produced by the liver when there is a condition/infection that triggers inflammation. Inflammation is a natural process in the body or can also be called as a body’s way of fighting infection. During this fighting process, inflammation occurs and sometimes inflammation can cause damage to the cells and tissues in the body. Sometimes heart tissues can be damaged in the process. A high-sensitivity CRP is usually used along with other cardiac risk marker tests like the Lp-PLA2 test also called as the PLAC test. These cardiac marker tests give us insights if there is inflammation in the blood vessels that supply to the heart. The hs-CRP test accurately detects low concentrations of C-reactive protein to help assess a person’s risk for developing heart disease.