CRP - Coronary Heart Disease Test
Find Out Your Risk for Heart Disease
The CRP test measures the level of inflammation you have in your arteries and is a simple test that can detect heart disease. Heart Disease is now the number one killer of women partly because the symptoms are ignored, the CRP test is a good indicator of your heart health. Using this home CRP test, your blood sample is sent to a CLIA certified lab and your results are then available on a secure website.
SKU #: H-CRP
CORONARY HEART DISEASE
C-Reactive Protein Tests
Coronary Heart Disease can be detected early with C-Reactive Protein Tests. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver and its levels increase during periods of inflammation. Though not condition specific, inflammation is a significant indicator of health problems such as coronary heart disease. Early detection of coronary heart disease is possible with a C-Reactive Protein Test.
The high sensitivity C-Reactive Protein Test combines the convenience of a home sample collection with the accuracy of a certified clinical laboratory determination.
The major factors that promote coronary heart disease - cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, and high blood sugar - are well established. These risk factors give rise to a variety of noxious stimuli that cause the release of chemicals and the activation of cells involved in the inflammatory process. These events are thought to contribute not only to the formation of plaque but may also contribute to its disruption resulting in the formation of a blood clot. Thus, virtually every step in the development of plaque is believed to involve substances involved in the inflammatory response and cells that are characteristic of inflammation.
Read complete test instructions Heart CRP Protein Test Instructions
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1. Print name and date on the AdvanceDx100 sample card
2. Wash hands with warm water and dry thoroughly
3. Twist off yellow tip from lancet and hold lancet steady, press down until it clicks then release
4. Drip blood from fingertip to fill the box on collection card - about 4 drops
5. Allow collection card to air dry for 30 minutes
6. After card is dry, tear open blood sample return bag and insert card and seal. DO NOT remove the desiccant from the blood sample return bag.
7. Fill out the Requisition/Consent Form and make sure you note the name, date of birth and phone number that you put on the form, you will need that EXACT information in order to get your test results. Place form and the sealed blood sample return bag and place in preaddressed, prepaid mailing envelope
8. Allow 5-7 days for delivery of your sample to the lab and an additional 7-10 days for processing. You will receive an email when your results are available online at http://www.mybloodtestresult.com. If you are unable to retrieve your test results, you must call the lab directly at 847-537-9600 between 9am-4pm CST.
Q: What will show on my test results?
A: A number showing the mg/L or milligrams per liter which represents the presence of the c-reactive protein in your blood.
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