High values of this 'inflammatory marker' are associated with inflammation from some cause. It is not an exact test, it is nonspecific. Very high readings are associated with polymyalgia rheumatica, a painful muscle ache affecting usually the upper arms or legs, and temporal arteritis - inflammation of the temporal artery which usually presents with severe headache in the temple area. Arthritis and infection can also lead to a raised inflammatory marker.
This private blood test for High sensitivity C Reactive Protein is available at all thirty private hospital locations across the UK.
Included in each test for High sensitivity C Reactive Protein are a Doctors Referral, all Phlebotomy fees (your blood taken at a Private Hospital), all laboratory fees and includes our GP comments.
Inclusions: analysis for this analyte only.
Special Instructions: No Special Instructions.
Attendance Restrictions: No Special Attendance Restrictions.
Laboratory Notes: See Report
Sample Container: 1 x Gold