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CRP (C-Reactive Protein) - Quantitative in Bangalore

Also known as CRP test, CRP blood test
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Understanding CRP (C-Reactive Protein) - Quantitative in Bangalore

What is CRP (C-Reactive Protein) - Quantitative in Bangalore?

A CRP (C-Reactive Protein) - Quantitative is a simple blood test that measures the level of CRP in the body. It is available at an affordable price in Bangalore with Tata 1mg labs. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein produced by the liver. Usually, its levels in your blood are low; however, they can rise in response to inflammatory conditions, including infection, trauma, heart, and autoimmune diseases, within the first 6-8 hrs. When the inflammation or tissue injury subsides, CRP levels decrease, making it a valuable marker for monitoring disease progression. However, the test does not show the exact location or the possible cause of the inflammation.

Your doctor may advise this test if you experience symptoms suggestive of inflammation, such as fever, chills, redness, swelling, nausea, vomiting, rapid breathing, and/or rapid heart rate. Other tests are performed along with CRP to diagnose a particular condition and determine the location. This test also helps monitor treatment progress post-infection or inflammation.

What does CRP (C-Reactive Protein) - Quantitative measure?

A CRP test measures the levels of C-reactive protein in your body. This test helps detect the presence of inflammation in the body. It is a non-specific test as it cannot diagnose a condition by itself or determine its exact location or cause. 

CRP is an acute phase reactant protein produced by the liver in response to an inflammation in the body. This inflammation may be due to tissue injury, infection, autoimmune diseases, or cancer. CRP levels are often increased before the onset of other symptoms of inflammation, such as pain, redness, fever, or swelling. These levels fall as the inflammation subsides.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about CRP (C-Reactive Protein) - Quantitative in Bangalore

Frequently Asked Questions about CRP (C-Reactive Protein) - Quantitative in Bangalore

Q. Why is a CRP (C-Reactive Protein) - Quantitative test done?

A CRP test is done to measure the level of CRP (C-Reactive Protein) hormone that serves as an early marker of inflammation and infection.

Q. What factors can affect the CRP levels in blood?

Blood CRP levels can be affected by certain medications, such as birth control pills, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or hormone-replacement therapy (HRT); conditions like obesity, diabetes, pregnancy; or activities like smoking, alcohol consumption, heavy exercise, etc.

Q. What is the meaning of high levels of CRP?

High levels of C-reactive protein may indicate arthritis, infection, or injury. Elevated levels may also be a sign of possible infections after surgery or other inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). These high levels may also occur due to genetics, exposure to environmental toxins, the use of birth control pills, and during pregnancy. Consult your healthcare professional if your test results show high levels of CRP hormone.

Q. What are the common symptoms of high CRP levels?

Some common symptoms of high CRP levels include pain, muscle weakness, stiffness or soreness, unexplained tiredness, low-grade fever, headaches, chills, insomnia, loss of appetite, and unexplained weight loss. However, if the CRP levels are severely increased, the person may experience severe headaches, body pain, sweating, chills or shaking, high-grade fever, persistent vomiting or diarrhea, breathing difficulty, rapid heart rate, severe muscle stiffness or soreness, etc.

Q. What are chronic inflammatory diseases?

Chronic inflammatory diseases are conditions that lead to the development of long-lasting or frequently recurring inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Q. What treatment options are available if my C-reactive protein levels are high?

You may be able to lower your CRP levels by modifying your diet but will require medical assistance, such as statin drugs. However, if your CRP levels are high, consult your healthcare provider about the appropriate treatment options.

Q. How can I naturally reduce my CRP levels?

Always consult your doctor if your CRP levels are high. However, some lifestyle modifications such as making healthy food choices, adding fiber- and vitamin-rich foods to your daily diet, exercising regularly to maintain healthy body weight, limiting alcohol intake and smoking, and managing stress may help reduce your CRP levels.

Q. What additional tests can be prescribed by the doctor in case the result of the CRP test is not normal?

Additional tests that may be prescribed in case of abnormal CRP test results are the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test, rheumatoid factor (RF) test, and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (anti-CCP Antibody) test.

Q. Can I book a CRP test online in Bangalore?

Yes, You can book a CRP test in Bangalore with Tata 1mg Labs. The test can be booked easily, is affordable, and comes with an easy-to-understand report.

Q. Is home sample collection possible for a CRP blood test in Bangalore?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a home sample collection facility for a CRP test in Bangalore. You can also choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule a CRP test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore?

If you want to schedule a CRP test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the cost of a CRP test in Bangalore?

Tata 1mg Labs allows you to book tests at an affordable price. In Bangalore, a CRP test is available at a pocket-friendly budget of Rs. 399.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to give the reports of a CRP test in Bangalore?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to get the information you need promptly. On average, we take 15 hours to provide the reports of a CRP test in Bangalore.
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