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C Reactive Protein Blood Test (CRP) (cont.)

Recommendations for Patients to Have C-reactive Protein Testing

CRP is measured in the blood from a blood sample that is sent to a laboratory for analysis. Traditionally, CRP levels have been measured within the 3 to 5 mg/L range in assessing for inflammation. High sensitivity CRP (hsCRP) tests able to measure down to 0.3 mg/L -- which is necessary in risk assessment for vascular disease -- are available.

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