Test Preparation For Optimal Results:
No fasting required. (Limit exercise prior to lab collection).
Disclaimer: Your health care provider should evaluate a deviation from normal ranges.
This blood test measures C- Reactive Protein (CRP-C) levels. C-Reactive Protein is a type of protein produced by the liver that present during episodes of acute as well as chronic inflammatory processes such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, elevated blood sugar imbalances and cancer. Ground breaking research has linked elevated levels of CRP with Alzheimer’s disease. A CRP may possibly be the most precise risk factor for predicting a heart attack or a stroke. Elevated CRP levels may indicate an infective process caused by bacteria, virus, parasite or fungus. Elevated CRP levels have also been noted in certain autoimmune processes such as arthritis. Obesity leads to modest elevations in CRP levels.
This fasting blood test is used to measure C-Peptide levels. C-peptide is a protein that is produced in the body along with insulin because it is generally found in amounts equal to insulin. The test is not used to diagnose diabetes. Instead, it is used to determine how much insulin a person’s pancreas is still producing.
A Hemoglobin A1c is a blood test that measures the average amount of glucose that has chemically attached to red blood cells over the past 6-8 weeks. Think of it this way. Sugar is sticky. When sugar sticks to certain proteins inside the hemoglobin, it naturally hangs around for a longer period of time because it is harder to get it off the hemoglobin.