This test can help determine risk for heart disease by identifying inflammation in the body. C-reactive protein (CRP) is produced by the liver in response to inflammation. The high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) test measures CRP levels that are even slightly higher than normal which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other conditions. This test can help identify these risks so you can take action to stay healthy.
This test does not require fasting.