There are no preparations for either a standard CRP test or an hs-CRP test. However, if your blood is being drawn for other tests, as well, you might need to fast or follow other instructions. Ask your doctor if you're having other tests at the same time.
Some medications can affect your CRP level. Tell your doctor about the medications you take.
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