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Question by  yupppp (14)

What is the purpose of the crp blood test?

My doctor has ordered a crp test.


Answer by  MedStudent01 (1131)

The C-reactive protein blood test measures levels of this protein in your blood. It is a nonspecific marker of inflammation; an elevated level means there is inflammation occurring in your body, though it will not say what the cause is. Culprits include infection, heart attack, and immune disorders.


Answer by  jpp (84)

CRP stands for C-Reactive Protein which is a special protein produced in the liver when a person has acute inflammation or infection. high result of this blood test indicate inflammation.


Answer by  Snichole (195)

Crp is c reactive protein; they look for high counts of that protein cause it's usually a red flag for inflammation and/or infection. If a high count is found, it gives the doctor some direction to look for other disease.


Answer by  Joa36 (18)

CRP is the abbreviation for Creatin Protein. This test involves the drawing of blood after a 12-hour fast and is used to determine the level of inflamation in the body.


Answer by  HarryK (46)

The presence of elevated CRP, or C-reactive peptide, in the blood is an indicator of inflammation, which is a risk factor for heart disease.

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