C Reactive Protein Blood Test (CRP) (cont.)
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C-reactive Protein Measurement
Some experts recommend routine measurement of hsCRP along with cholesterol measurement as a screening tool for cardiovascular disease. However, this is not a widely accepted recommendation and its practice remains controversial. However, if CRP screening is performed, then two separate measurements need to be done (ideally done 2 weeks apart) with the average of the measurements used to assess risk.
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