C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Lab Cheat Sheet


(Common use of CRP : it is used to Indicates a nonspecific inflammatory response; this highly sensitive test is used to assess risk for cardiovascular and peripheral artery disease.)

The C-Reactive Protein (CRP) test is a blood test marker used to assess levels of inflammation in the body. CRP is a protein produced in the liver. It is an acute phase reactant, which means it increases or decreases in concentration with inflammation or trauma.

The best measurement to detect CRP is the high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) test. This is often used for cardiovascular risk assessment since high-sensitivity CRP has been linked to heart disease and mortality.

CRP is also useful in diagnosing and monitoring chronic inflammatory conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, and psychological issues. Measuring CRP gives the inflammatory status of the body and is critical for diagnosing and monitoring many chronic health conditions.

Clinical Range: 0-3 mg/L
Optimal Range: 0-2 mg/L


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