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CRP (High Sensitivity) Blood Test
CRP (High Sensitivity) Blood Test
CRP (High Sensitivity) Blood Test
CRP (High Sensitivity) Blood Test

CRP (High Sensitivity) Blood Test

A blood test that checks for chronic low-level inflammation in the body which is a risk factor for heart disease.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 2 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Inflammation

Inflammation (1 Biomarker)

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein made by the liver that is released into the blood after tissue injury, the start of an infection or inflammation. HsCRP (High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein) is a marker in the blood which is a known risk factor for heart disease. Sensitive enough to pick up even the lowest level of inflammation, this test can show whether you have damaging inflammation which is possibly affecting your arteries. Inflammation is caused by poor diet (too much sugar and refined carbohydrates), lack of exercise and stress.

This test should not be undertaken if you have any accute inflammation or disease as the results will be abnormally high. However, if you are in good health with no obvious inflammatory symptoms, then this test is a useful indicator of your personal risk of heart disease, especially if used in conjunction with other tests e.g. cholesterol.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You want to assess your risk of heart disease
  • You have an increased risk of developing heart disease because of age, family history or lifestyle and wish to check your risk
  • You want to confirm that your healthy lifestyle is having a positive impact on your health

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.