Inflammation (hs-CRP) Test
Inflammation is part of the body’s natural defense mechanism in response to injury, infection, or irritants to combat and fix the damage or effect.
This test measures (at high sensitivity) the level of C-reactive protein: a substance made by the liver in response to inflammation, which may indicate the presence of an illness, injury, or infection. Elevated CRP levels are associated with several diseases and conditions including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer.
Note: CRP levels can be elevated from recent injury, illnesses, or infection. Further testing may be required to determine the source of CRP elevation,
No special preparation.
Why Consider This Test
- Harvard Health Publishing. “C-Reactive Protein Test to Screen for Heart Disease: Why Do We Need Another Test?” Harvard Health, www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/c-reactive-protein-test-to-screen-for-heart-disease. Published June 2009. Last updated March 21, 2017.
Packages With This Test
How To Get This Test
1. Choose your tests
Shop for tests and pay online. An independent physician will review and approve your test requests; no doctor’s visit is required.
2. Provide Your Sample
Take the requisition number we emailed you, along with a photo ID, to a Labcorp location for sample collection.
3. Access your results online
View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by Labcorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail.
Getting My Results
We've made getting your results easier and more convenient than ever. View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by Labcorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail. To view a sample report click the "sample report" button below.