The presence of C-reactive Protein can indicate chronic inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or vasculitis, autoimmune disorders or coronary heart disease.
Symptoms of Elevated C-reactive Protein may include:
There are no physical symptoms associated with an elevated C-reactive protein level as it is not a specific test. The test should be taken as a risk assessment for underlying inflammatory diseases. C-reactive Protein (CRP) is a blood marker used to detect inflammation in the body which is indicative of other conditions or infections and can identify deterioration or damage that you may not be aware of.
You may have no symptoms of disease or infection, however, if your CRP results are high, it may indicate that you have an increased risk for degenerative disorders, based on results that are indicative of inflammation in the body.
You should take the test if:
- You are at risk for chronic inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or vasculitis
- You are at risk for Crohn's disease
- You are at risk for bowel disorders
- You are overweight
- You require a risk assessment for cardiovascular diseases
- You require a risk assessment for cancers
The test must be taken fasted, before 9 a.m and returned on the same day.
C-reactive Protein (CRP)
C-reactive Protein (CRP) is a plasma protein. It is known as an acute phase protein as its concentration rises when there is inflammation in the body. CRP is produced by the liver, concentrations vary in response to tissue damage or inflammation in the body.
How to collect your sample
Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.
How it works
Collect Your Sample
Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review Accurate Results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get Medical Support
Our dedicated team of physicians and nurses are available 24/7 and will call you to explain your results.
Still have questions?
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Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked test kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test kit is not activated and linked to you.
LetsGetChecked has a team of physicians who will review your order and results. Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if you test positive, you will receive a call to discuss your results and treatment options.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the test kit. Each test includes a prepaid shipping envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Keeping your data secure is important to us. All data is complete anonymized to ensure that your privacy is maintained throughout the process. We will not share your information with any third party.All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government schemes.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Tests kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.