A member asked:

I had my c-reactive protein level checked and it was 1.55. the ref range said anything under .80 is normal. is 1.55 considered really high??

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

Truth be told, I wouldn't be much concerned. Nobody really knows what to do with this number if you feel well. The stuff's produced by the debris in advanced atherosclerotic plaques, giving rise to what I think is the myth that "high C-reactive protein is a coronary risk." And values fluctuate with minor illnesses. If your physician isn't worried, I wouldn't be either.

Answered May 31, 2016

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Even 0.8 is too high from heart health point of view. See a rheumatology specialist!

Answered Jun 4, 2017

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