High sensitivity CRB
The high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) test is used to assess the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The high-sensitivity CRB-C reactive protein (CRB) test is used to assess the risk of cardiovascular disease.
What is the need for a study?
This test is used to assess the risk of cardiovascular disease.
When should I be tested?
The high-sensitivity CRB test is usually used in combination with cholesterol and triacylglycerol tests as one of the tests used to assess the risk of cardiovascular disease in apparently healthy individuals.
What sample is needed for the test?
Blood is drawn from a vein in the arm.
How to prepare for the survey?
There is no special preparation.
What do my results mean?
Increases in CRB levels in the very low range (up to 5 mg/l) indicate an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in healthy people (up to 1.5-4 times). The high-sensitivity CRB method is highly sensitive compared to the standard CRB method and allows the detection of CRB concentrations that are within acceptable (normal) limits. Normal but relatively high levels of CRB in healthy individuals can predict the future risk of heart attack, stroke, sudden death or peripheral arterial vascular disease, even when cholesterol levels are within acceptable limits.
The American Heart Association (AHA) defines heart disease risk groups as follows:
1. djCRB less than 1.0 mg/l – low risk;
2. djCRB of 1.0-3.0 mg/l – medium risk;
3. djCRB greater than 3.0 mg/l but still normal – high risk.
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