C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is an excellent marker for low-level of inflammation from plaque build up in the arteries. Vitamin D levels may increase inflammation and potentially impact heart health.
This CRP and vitamin D at-home test requires just a few drops of blood collected via finger prick. It's a good starting point to check low levels of inflammation, which appear with age, weight gain, and known heart related conditions as well as low Vitamin D levels.
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The C reactive protein is produced in liver and its levels rise in the blood in response to inflammation in the body. It is an excellent marker for inflammations that have no visible symptoms. Read more about CRP, Inflammation, and Risk of Heart Disease.
A standard CRP assay can detect inflammation caused by infections or chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, inflammatory bowel syndrome, certain types of cancers, fibrosis, sleep apnea, hypertension, and diabetes.
However, the high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) blood test is more sensitive than a standard test and can detect low levels of inflammation. These low CRP levels are indicator of inflammation in the blood vessels, and the hs-CRP test is very useful to evaluate risks of developing heart diseases, especially for those with family history of heart problems or previous strokes. The American Heart Association says increase in irregular heartbeats among older patients shows high CRP levels. A blood test of C-reactive protein can help assess the onset of atrial fibrillation (or irregular heartbeat) that eventually leads to less illness, fewer deaths, and lower health related costs.
Those with low Vitamin D levels also tend to have higher inflammation as Vitamin D affects immune system and inhibits inflammation. Therefore, this test also measures Vitamin D levels to validate whether higher hs-CRP levels are due to insufficient Vitamin D in the body.
The easiest low-cost way to get tested for Vitamin D and Inflammation is from the convenience of your home. Simply order a Vitamin D and Inflammation test kit, collect a few drops of blood on a tissue paper, send your sample to our CLIA-certified labs, and find out your Vitamin D and hs-CRP levels in less than a week. Using only couple of drops of blood with a finger prick, this blood test to determine inflammation in the body is as simple as it gets.
A short description of the CRP test is available at Mayo Clinic. For the role of hs-CRP in cardiovascular diseases, see WebMD's page on CRP test. The report by American Heart Association showing an increase in CRP levels with onset of irregular heartbeat is available here. If desired, you can also order an at-home Vitamin D test separately.
For a detailed reference on Vitamin D, the causes of low Vitamin D levels, symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency, Vitamin D testing using a blood sample, for reasons to get your Vitamin D levels tested, the convenience of an at-home Vitamin D test, the advantages of Vitamin D testing, and role of Vitamin D in bone and muscle health, depression, frequent infections, chronic back and neck pain, and such, please visit our blog page on: All About Vitamin D.
low-level of inflammation from plaque build up in the arteries. Vitamin D levels may increase inflammation and potentially impact heart health.
The Inflammation and Vitamin D test requires just a few drops of blood using a finger prick. It's a good starting point to check low levels of inflammation, which appear with age, weight gain, and known heart related conditions as well as low Vitamin D levels.
A: Except New York and New Jersey our tests are available in all 48 states. State regulations in NY, NJ do not allow us to ship the tests to their residents.
A: The kit for our Vitamin D and Inflammation test at home contains a blood card to collect few drops of blood, a pair of lancets for finger-pricking, instructions on how to collect the sample, and a form requesting basic information including date and time of collection. The directions are straight forward and easy to follow.
A: You will receive the kit within 3-5 business days with a prepaid return envelope. After you ship the sample and it is received by our lab, you get the results within 5-7 business days.
A: The report with your test results will be easy to understand and will have all the necessary details. It will mark your Vitamin D and hs-CRP levels on a range expected for healthy levels. The report will also specify what are the expected low and high ranges. It will briefly discuss what your numbers mean and what next steps should be taken to maintain healthy Vitamin D and hs-CRP levels.
A: You can use HSA (or FSA/MSA/HRA) accounts to pay for the tests since these are prescription tests (for further confirmation, please check the IRS publication#969). However, please ensure you are not going outside your specified max and min deductible limits. We do not have the capability to process the insurance claim. Insurance plans vary by individuals, therefore we can not guarantee your HSA payment will always be processed by your plan. Please talk to your insurance provider if you have any further concerns.
A: We have partnered with CLIA-certified labs that are used by physicians across the US. These labs are regulated by the states, as well as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Many tests from these labs are FDA approved to ensure they meet the proper regulatory requirements. Additionally, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) requires inter-laboratory tests to ensure the ranges established by each lab do not drift or are not out of acceptable ranges. This is done by regularly testing reference samples between different labs. Finally, the labs test thousands of sample for different age groups and health conditions, and have well established reference data to compare your results against this large pool.
A: Unfortunately, no. As a lab test provider we can only test and report out data from your samples. We are not authorized to provide any medical recommendations. But we strongly encourage you to discuss the results with your doctor for next steps. For checking for inflammation, the CDC recommends testing hs-CRP levels twice within a period of two weeks to check for chronic inflammation.
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Dry blood test (needs just few drops with a finger prick)
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