Monitoring your heart health is one of the most important steps you can take for managing your overall health. For this reason, Sonora Quest Laboratories offers an hsCRP screening as part of our My Lab ReQuest menu to help patients get a more complete picture of their heart health. An hsCRP screening, combined with cholesterol and HDL testing, can help to detect your risk for heart disease and your potential risk for a heart attack. 

Order Your Own hsCRP Screening for $26

Order & Pay for your tests in 4 easy steps.

  • 1 Select Tests
  • 2 Personal Preferences
  • 3 Authorization
  • 4 Payment & Schedule

*Available under Heart Health category on test menu page

By using My Lab ReQuest, you no longer have to wait for a doctor’s order to request an hsCRP screening. You can place an order directly online in just four easy steps. Choose from any of our 75+ Patient Service Centers across Arizona to complete your test and get your results in just a few days. Place your order today and take charge of your health with My Lab ReQuest.



Why order your own hsCRP (High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein for Cardio) screening with My Lab ReQuest?

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  • 1) To take charge of your health and have the most accurate and up-to-date information to proactively manage your health and make educated decisions

  • 2) You prefer the convenience and the time savings of ordering directly

  • 3) Your insurance does not pay for laboratory testing


Since the passage of the law in 2015 that allows for consumers in Arizona to order their own lab tests, thousands of patients have used our My Lab ReQuest service to take charge of their health and make more informed healthcare decisions. Our hsCRP screening is just one of the heart health screenings we offer to help you assess your risk for heart disease.

Patients choose Sonora Quest Laboratories to meet their lab testing needs for a wide range of reasons, including:

Award-Winning Quality

As the nation's largest integrated laboratory system, Sonora Quest Laboratories delivers award-winning quality services every day to more than 23,000 patients across Arizona. We are the #1 bioscience company in Arizona, according to Ranking Arizona, and we are also the only healthcare company to even win the Arizona Governor's Award for Quality. Most importantly, we are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the organization whose accreditation ensures the highest standard of care for laboratory patients.

Convenient Locations

Schedule an appointment or walk in to any of our 75+ Patient Service Centers located across Arizona! We have over 45 locations in Metro Phoenix, 14 locations in Tucson and Southern Arizona, and various other locations across Northern and Western Arizona. Moreover, several of our locations are conveniently located inside of Safeway markets so that you can plan your screening around your trip to your neighborhood grocery store.



Learn More about C-Reactive Protein & hsCRP



What is CRP and what does a hsCRP screening check?

C-reactive Protein, or CRP, is a protein produced in the liver that circulates in a person’s blood. The levels of CRP in the blood increase when a person is fighting an infection or if inflammation is present.

A High Sensitivity CRP, or hsCRP screen, is a blood test that detects small amounts of C-reactive Protein or low grade inflammation.



Why order an hsCRP screening?

Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death for both men and women. In fact, the CDC reports that 1 of every 4 deaths is a result of heart disease. Given the prevalence of heart disease and the importance of identifying your risk for developing heart disease, it’s important for individuals to assess their risk factors and to complete testing that can aid in diagnosis.

An hsCRP screening can help to detect your risk for heart disease and can even predict your risk for a heart attack up to eight years in advance. This test is useful even for individuals with no other risk factors. Please note that it is recommended that cholesterol and HDL testing be done in conjunction with the hsCRP screening. Studies have shown that combining these tests will help to improve the predictability of potential risk.



How often should you get tested?

There are no current recommendations as to how often an hsCRP screening should be performed. However, when combined with other heart health screenings, such as a lipid panel, an hsCRP screening can help to predict your risk for heart disease or a heart attack.



Interpreting your results

According to the American Heart Association and the CDC, the following CRP levels are associated with levels of low to high risk:

Risk Levels

Milligrams per liter (mg/L)

Low Risk Less than 1.0 mg/L
Average Risk 1.0 to 3.0 mg/L
High Risk Above 3.0 mg/L


However, it’s important to note that other measures and risk factors should also be considered when evaluating your heart health. Your medical provider can review your CRP levels and discuss other facets of your heart health to better assess your risk for cardiovascular disease.



What causes hsCRP levels to rise?

While high levels of hsCRP may indicate heart disease, it’s important to note that these levels rise with other risk factors such as aging, smoking, and obesity. Additionally, CRP is elevated when the body is fighting off an infection or inflammation. Therefore, if an initial screening shows elevated levels, testing should be repeated three to four weeks later to rule out a possible infection of inflammation.



Managing CRP levels

High CRP levels may be an indicator of potential of heart problems, but fortunately, there are steps that you can take to lower these levels. According to Harvard Medical School, exercise and losing weight are two ways you can lower CRP levels. Additionally, if appropriate, your doctor may consider medications that can also assist with lowering your CRP levels.



Resources

For additional information on heart disease and how to lower your risk, visit our patient resources section.



Other heart health tests

For additional heart health testing, our My Lab ReQuest service also offers a Cardio Health Screen (Lipid Panel) and a Cholesterol, Total screening. A Cardio Health Screen, commonly referred to as a lipid panel, can detect your risk of heart attack, coronary heart disease, and stroke by checking your cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL, and triglycerides. Our Cholesterol, Total screening includes your cholesterol only.



*It is solely your responsibility to promptly discuss all laboratory test results with a physician. Neither Sonora Quest Laboratories nor its Medical Director will provide interpretation, counseling, consulting, or care recommendations on the basis of any laboratory results provided to you. 

Order Your Own hsCRP Screening

Order an hsCRP screening for $26 & pay for your test in 4 easy steps. 

  • 1 Select Tests
  • 2 Personal Preferences
  • 3 Authorization
  • 4 Payment & Schedule

*Available under Heart Health category on test menu page

OR

Print a blank form to fill out & bring to a patient service center.

Additional Heart Health Screenings

Cardio Health Screen (Lipid Panel)

Detects risk of heart attack, coronary artery disease or stroke. Also known as a Lipid Panel. Includes cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL, and Triglycerides.

Cholesterol, Total

Estimates risk of developing heart disease. Includes cholesterol only.

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