blood test question hs-CRP

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Tá mé breá
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   Posted 9/30/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
can anyone tell me the significance of the hsCRP test. I forgot to ask in my last post. but the CRP test I had a few month ago was high so my dr ran the hsCRP it came out to be 5.8 but she didn't say what that meant.
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dx 2008 - myelofibrosis - possibly autoimmune, osteoarthritis in spine, testing for possible MS or CNS lupus / vasculitis. family history - mother RA/Lupus maternal gma - lupus.
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/1/2008 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Mawmaw:

We like the website:  www.Labtestsonline.org to look up bloodwork.

 

Here is a link to the hs-CRP (hs stands for highly sensative) you refer to: http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/hscrp/sample.html

I hope this helps.

Blessings!


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