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C- Reactive Protein Quantitative

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Overview
Test Results & Interpretations
Patient Concerns

Overview of C- Reactive Protein Quantitative

Test Description

CRP stands for C Reactive Protein. It is a biomarker positive in many acute and chronic conditions. This test is usually ordered when your doctor suspects that you have an acute condition causing inflammation, such as a serious bacterial or fungal infection or when you are suffering from an inflammatory disorder such as arthritis, an autoimmune disorder, or inflammatory bowel disease.

Why Get Tested

  1. If you have signs or symptoms of bacterial infection like fever, chills, rapid heart rate 
  2. To check inflammatory process in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), pelvic inflammatory disease, inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease, etc
  3. To diagnose auto-immune diseases like lupus erythematossus (SLE), Sjogren’s syndrome, etc
  4. To diagnose acute heart attack
  5. To monitor efficacy of treatment for RA.

Precautions

  • No special preparation required

What Results of C- Reactive Protein Quantitative mean?

Interpretations

  • High CRP level suggests the presence of inflammation but does not identify the cause
  • In people with chronic inflammatory conditions, high level of CRP suggests a flare up or that treatment has not been effective 
  • If CRP level was initially high and it starts dropping, it means the infection or inflammation is subsiding or responding to treatment


Patient Concerns about C- Reactive Protein Quantitative

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the difference between CRP and highly sensitive CRP (hsCRP)?
Both tests measure the same protein in the blood. The hsCRP is used in healthy people to determine their risk for cardiovascular disease.

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