What is hs-CRP?

C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is an acute inflammatory protein produced by your liver in response to infection or inflammation [1]. hs-CRP values close to 0 mg/dL are optimal. [2]

Why is it under the Inflammation Axis?

Our hs-CRP test allows us to quantify CRP at extremely small concentrations, helping to identify a low but persistent presence of inflammation in your body.

How can I better understand my results?

The CDC/AHA divides the risk of cardiovascular events into the 3 following categories [3]

  • Low risk: less than 1.0 mg/L
  • Average risk: 1.0 to 3.0 mg/L
  • High risk: above 3.0 mg/L

Where can I learn more?

Michael Lustgarten PhD provides a comprehensive review of CRP in this video

To learn more about how Physicians use hs-CRP in their practice, read here

The Mayo Clinic Laboratories Explanation of their hs-CRP Test