While inflammation is often cast in a negative light, it’s actually essential in small amounts for immune-surveillance and host defense against invading microbes or chemicals.

However sometimes inflammation persists even when you're not threatened by a foreign invader. That's when inflammation can become your enemy. Many chronic diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer's are thought to be rooted in low-grade inflammation that persists over time.

What we test


The hsCRP test is a highly sensitive quantification of CRP, a protein released into the blood by the liver during inflammation, and has been associated with the presence of heart disease.

This blood test measures:

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein that increases due to inflammation. There is growing evidence that atherosclerosis (fatty build-up in artery walls) is an inflammatory process, however this type of inflammation produces only small amounts of CRP. Therefore this test is known as high-sensitivity CRP or hs-CRP.

Omega 3 Index

Blood omega-3 fatty acids are a strong reflection of dietary intake and considered a risk factor for coronary heart disease, especially sudden cardiac death. As a part of an overall healthy lifestyle, an Omega-3 Index in the 8-12% range may help to maintain heart, brain, eye and joint health.

This blood spot test measures

The omega-3 index is the sum of the fatty acids Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) in red blood cell membranes, and is expressed as a percentage.

Test instructions

Print out the pathology form that we email you.

Take your form to your local collection centre to have your sample taken - no need for an appointment.

You do not need to fast for this blood test.

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