A c-reactive protein test measures the level of c-reactive protein (CRP) in your blood. CRP is a protein made by your liver. It's sent into your bloodstream in response to inflammation.
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What is a c-reactive protein (CRP) test?
A c-reactive protein test measures the level of c-reactive protein (CRP) in your blood. CRP is a protein made by your liver. It's sent into your bloodstream in response to inflammation. Normally, you have low levels of c-reactive protein in your blood. High levels may be sign of a serious infection or other disorder.
What is it used for?
A CRP test may be used to find or monitor conditions that cause inflammation. It is recommended by healthcare professionals, especially during COVID or other allied symptoms.
Why do I need a CRP test?
You may need this test if you have symptoms of a serious bacterial infection. Symptoms include:
Rapid heart rate
Nausea and vomiting
If you've already been diagnosed with an infection or have a chronic disease, this test may be used to monitor your treatment.
What happens during a CRP test?
Our expert phlebotomist will take a blood sample from a vein in your arm. After the needle is inserted, a small amount of blood will be collected into a test tube or vial. This usually takes less than two minutes. Book CRP test today at the convenience of your home today with CNC Pathlab.
Will I need to do anything to prepare for the test?
You don't need any special preparations for a CRP test.
What do the results mean?
If your results show a high level of CRP, it probably means you have some type of inflammation in your body. A CRP test doesn't explain the cause or location of the inflammation. A higher than normal CRP level does not necessarily mean you have a medical condition needing treatment. There are other factors that can raise your CRP levels. These include cigarette smoking, obesity, and lack of exercise.