Also known as:High-sensitivity CRP; Ultra-sensitive CRP
Formal name:High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein
Related tests:Lipid Profile, Cardiac Risk Assessment, Lp-PLA2
Were you looking for the CRP test, used to evaluate general inflammation?
Why Get Tested?
To assess your risk of developing cardiovascular disease
When to Get Tested?
No current consensus exists on when to get tested; hs-CRP is most often ordered in conjunction with other tests that are performed to assess risk of heart disease, such as alipid profile (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL-C, LDL-C).
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
You may be instructed to fast for 9-12 hours before the blood sample is taken if a lipid profile also is going to be done at the same time.