RisksBy Mayo Clinic staff
There's little risk in getting a CRP test. You may have some soreness or tenderness around the site where your blood is drawn. Rarely, the site where your blood is drawn may become infected. These risks aren't any different from those of other times that you have your blood drawn.
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