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C-Reactive Proteins (CRP)

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C-reactive protein (CRP) is produced by the liver and its levels can be measured in the blood. Increased levels are taken as an indication of an inflammatory or cardiac condition. Get a C-Reactive Protein test at an affordable price with a home collection service, Non Fasting

sample requiredSample Required:

A blood sample is required for the CRP test. This sample is typically collected through a standard blood draw from a vein in your arm.

test timeTest Time:

The results of the CRP test are usually available within a few hours to a day, depending on the laboratory and testing facility.

test normal rangeTest Normal Range:

The normal range for CRP levels in the blood is typically less than 10 milligrams per liter (mg/L). However, the reference range can vary slightly between laboratories.

what is the testWhat is the Test?

The CRP test measures the level of C-reactive protein in your blood.The liver makes the protein CRP in response to bodily inflammation.  Elevated CRP levels can indicate the presence of inflammation, infection, or tissue injury.

test procedureTest Procedure:

The test involves taking a blood sample. A healthcare provider will clean the area, usually on your arm, insert a needle into a vein, and collect the blood in a tube. The sample is subsequently delivered to a lab for evaluation.

who should take this testWhen to Take the Test:

The CRP test may be taken in various clinical situations, including: To assess and monitor inflammation in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or inflammatory bowel disease  to help with the diagnosis of inflammatory diseases or acute infections.To assess the risk of heart disease. High sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) tests are used to measure low levels of CRP associated with cardiovascular risk. To monitor the response to treatment in certain conditions.

when to take the testWho Should Take This Test:

Individuals with symptoms of inflammation, such as joint pain, fever, or unexplained fatigue. Those at risk of cardiovascular disease or stroke, as high levels of hs-CRP can indicate an increased risk. People with known inflammatory conditions who require monitoring of disease activity. Patients with suspected infections where CRP levels can indicate the presence and severity of infection.

precautions for exceptional casesPrecautions for Exceptional Cases (Pregnancy, etc.):

The CRP test is generally considered safe during pregnancy. However, any medical test during pregnancy should be discussed with a healthcare provider to determine its necessity and timing.


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q1: What causes elevated CRP levels?

A: Elevated CRP levels can be caused by infections, injuries, chronic inflammatory conditions (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease), and cardiovascular risk factors.

Q2: How is the hs-CRP test different from the standard CRP test?

A: The high sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) test is more sensitive and can detect lower levels of CRP in the blood. It is often used to assess cardiovascular risk.

Q3: Can the CRP test diagnose a specific disease?

A: No, the CRP test detects inflammation but does not diagnose a specific disease. It helps healthcare providers identify the presence of inflammation or infection.

Q4: What are the implications of high hs-CRP levels for heart disease risk?

A: Elevated hs-CRP levels are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes. It can be used in combination with other risk factors to assess overall cardiovascular risk.

Q5: Can lifestyle changes reduce CRP levels?

A: Yes, adopting a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, a balanced diet, and smoking cessation can help reduce CRP levels, especially in individuals at risk of heart disease. However, consult a healthcare provider before making significant lifestyle changes.

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