C-reactive protein is produced by the liver as a result of inflammation. The C-reactive protein test measures the quantity of this protein in the blood. The test is done in order to determine the presence of inflammation in the body.
Why get tested?
A CRP test may be used to monitor or diagnose conditions that may cause inflammation such as –
Bacterial infections -
Skin Infection etc.
Chronic Inflammatory Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease
What does it measure?
The test measures the level of CRP C reactive protein in the blood to detect the presence of inflammation in the body.
This test includes
C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
No specific preparation is required for the test. However, it is advised that the patient must inform the doctor about any ongoing medicines to avoid getting falsified results.