C-Reactive Protein, (CRP) Quantitative

C-Reactive Protein, (CRP) Quantitative

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C-Reactive Protein, (CRP) Quantitative
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business Days

Description:
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance made by the liver and secreted into the bloodstream within a few hours after the start of an infection or inflammation. CRP levels are used to diagnose and monitor autoimmune disorders. Increased CRP levels are found in inflammatory conditions including: bacterial infection, rheumatic fever, active arthritis, myocardial infarction, malignancies and in the post-operative state. This test cannot detect the relatively small elevations of CRP that are associated with increased cardiovascular risk.

Methodology:
Nephelometry

Limitations:
Oral contraceptives, IUDs, pregnancy, and menstruation may raise CRP levels. Levels are lowest during ovulation.

Reference Range(s):
<0.80 mg/dL

Alternative Name(s):
CRP

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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