C-Reactive Protein Test

C-Reactive Protein Test

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation.

A C-reactive protein (CRP) test is a blood test that measures the amount of a protein called C-reactive protein in your blood. C-reactive protein measures general levels of inflammation in your body.

C-Reactive Protein Test Result
C-reactive protein is measured in milligrams of CRP per liter of blood (mg/L).Generally, there is no CRP detectable in the blood. But less than 10 milligrams per liter (mg/L) is normal.
Any condition that results in sudden or severe inflammation may increase the CRP levels.

Some medicines may decrease the CRP levels.

Main causes of an elevated C-reactive protein (CRP)

  • Burns
  • Trauma
  • Pneumonia or Tuberculosis
  • Heart attack,
  • Rheumatoid arthritis,
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Certain cancers.


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