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C-Reactive Protein is an non-specific test that can be performed to determine the degree of inflammation and its course. This test measures the level of CRP, a protein produced by the liver in response to inflammation, in the blood – allowing healthcare practitioners to assess how acute or chronic a particular illness may be. The presence of high levels of CRP can indicate an ongoing infection, whereas low readings may suggest that existing problems have been solved.
Several different variations of this test exist depending on what kind information needs to be collected; ranging from basic tests that provide qualitative results such as “positive” or “negative” for certain markers all the way up quantitative ones which measure exact concentrations. This test can be performed in conjunction with other assessment methods such as X rays and ultrasounds.
The CRP test can be a powerful and simple tool to evaluate the extent of inflammation. It can be especially helpful for detecting underlying conditions at early stages before they become more serious – ultimately leading towards better treatment outcomes for those affected by them. But it’s important to note that they should never be substituted for more detailed testing procedures, if your symptoms persist. They will only provide you with definitive information about diagnosis and future management.