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The C-Reactive Test Now Offered!

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The C-Reactive Test Now Offered!

Health and Wellness Screenings on Fourth Street will now offer the C-reactive test for only $25!

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein made by the liver. The level of CRP increases when there's inflammation in the body. A simple blood test can check your C-reactive protein level.

Why it's done

Your health care provider might order a C-reactive protein test to:

  • Check for infection.

  • Help diagnose a chronic inflammatory disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.

  • Learn your risk of heart disease.

  • Learn the risk of a second heart attack.

A note about CRP tests for heart disease

A high level of hs-CRP in the blood has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks. Also, people who have had a heart attack are more likely to have another heart attack if they have a high hs-CRP level. But their risk goes down when their hs-CRP level is in the typical range.

An hs-CRP test isn't for everyone. The test doesn't show the cause of inflammation. So it's possible to have a high hs-CRP level without it affecting the heart.

An hs-CRP test may be most useful for people who have a 10% to 20% chance of having a heart attack within the next 10 years. This is known as intermediate risk. A health care provider can determine your risk using tests that look at your lifestyle choices, family history, and overall health.

Testing at Health and Wellness Screenings is efficient, low-cost, and no doctor’s order is required! Schedule an appointment online today:

Source: C-reactive protein test - Mayo Clinic

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