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?