This blood test measures the amount of C-reactive protein in your blood. C-reactive protein levels rise when there is inflammation in your body.
Very high levels of CRP are caused by infections and many serious diseases. But other tests are needed to find the actual cause and location of the inflammation.
This test is used to:
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your test results.
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Current as of: October 14, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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