C-Reactive Protein (CRP): Test and Results Center

Are elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels dangerous? C-reactive protein (CRP) is a blood test that doctors can use to detect risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and peripheral arterial disease. CRP is a highly reactive protein that is found when there is general inflammation within the body. CRP levels seem to be able to predict cardiovascular risk at least, and cholesterol levels. Read more: C-Reactive Protein (CRP): Test and Results Article

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