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C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

Also known as: CRP
Formal name: C-Reactive Protein
Related tests: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR); Complement; Procalcitonin; ANA; Rheumatoid Factor

Why should I do it?
To identify the presence of inflammation and to monitor response to treatment for an inflammatory disorder

When should I do it?
When your doctor suspects that you have an acute condition causing inflammation, such as a serious bacterial or fungal infection or when you are suffering from an Inflammatory disorder such as arthritis, an autoimmune disorder, or inflammatory bowel disease

What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?
None