Heart Disease and Inflammation (HS CRP)
  • Product Description
  • How it works
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Product Description

Heart Disease and Inflammation (HS CRP)

What is a Heart Disease and Inflammation High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein test?

Researchers have found that atherosclerosis (fatty deposits in the coronary arteries) produces C-Reactive Protein. This High Sensitivity test has been developed to help to measure cardiovascular disease. C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a substance produced by your liver and is also a marker for infection and inflammation. Elevated levels of CRP could signify chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease or lupus.

Why should I consider a Heart Disease and Inflammation test?

Better2Know’s Heart Disease and Inflammation test can detect the level of this C-Reactive protein in your body with high sensitivity. This test is a useful starting point to identify the presence of inflammatory processes taking place in your body. For those with a concern about cardiovascular health, the high sensitivity of this blood test will identify low, but nevertheless significant levels of C-Reactive Protein in your body.

Research suggests that people who have CRP results in the highest quarter of test results have 2 to 4 times the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, compared with those in the lowest quarter. If you are concerned about your CRP levels, in relation to heart disease and stroke then Better2Know's highly sensitive C-Reactive Protein test will give you the information you need to make changes to your lifestyle.

What is the Better2Know home testing process?

Your home testing kit will be in plain packaging to maintain privacy. Your High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein test will need a small blood sample which is collected using one of the finger prick lancets provided. Your kit will contain a set of sample collection instructions. Please follow the guidance carefully. Your discreet parcel will contain a pathology form, a postage-paid envelope, a gold-topped collection tube, wipes and three lancets. Your postage-paid return envelope enables you to send your sample directly to one of our fully certified laboratories in the UK.

When will my home testing kit arrive?

If you purchase your kit before 4 pm, Monday to Friday, we will dispatch your package on the same day you placed your order. You can also choose Special Delivery for a small fee at the checkout.

How will I receive my test results?

You can view your confidential results at any time by logging into your Better2Know secure patient area. Results will be available just one working day after your sample has arrived at our accredited laboratory. Better2Know's Patient Services team will also contact you as soon as your results are available.

What should I do with my results?

The results of your High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein home test will identify the levels of this protein in your system. If the rates of CRP are above average, you should consult a doctor. Better2Know can arrange private doctor’s consultations nationwide, so you can discuss your results in more detail and receive advice regarding treatment. You can also take your results to your own GP.

Your High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein test will not detect the cause of inflammation or infection, so elevated levels of CRP in your blood could be due to a variety of health complications. Therefore, it is important to seek advice from a doctor to determine the cause, as well as to receive guidance on respective treatment options.

How can I order my home test?

To order your High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein home test from Better2Know today, simply select the ‘Add to Basket’ button now and proceed to the checkout page. Alternatively, you can telephone our expert Patient Services Executives on the number displayed at the top of the page. They are available 24/7 to answer your questions and process your order.

How it works

How It Works

Buying your home test kits online is simple:

  • 1 Buy your test online.
  • 2 Receive it in the post.
  • 3 Provide a sample.
  • 4 Free return postage to the lab.
  • 5 Check your results securely online.

We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will you send my kit to me?

If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.

Q: Why do you need my email address?

Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.

Q: Do I need to use my real name?

No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.

Q: What does the kit packaging look like?

It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.

Q: What if I have any more questions?

You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.