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Measuring hsCRP—An Important Part of a Comprehensive Risk Profile or a Clinically Redundant Practice?

  • James P. McCormack mail,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • G. Michael Allan

    Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  • Published: February 02, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000196

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hsCRP is just CRP

Posted by ikushner on 03 Feb 2010 at 17:00 GMT

The authors write about measuring high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP). This usage perpetuates the misleading impression that hsCRP is different in some way from the CRP that we have long been familiar with. hsCRP is not a unique analyte. High-sensitivity does not refer to a protein, but to a sensitive assay. The authors should avoid perpetuating this widely held misconception.

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