What is C-Reactive Protein?
C-reactive protein (CRP) is made in the liver. Levels in blood are directed related to the inflammation process. If a patient suffers from an inflammatory condition, CRP levels will be higher than normal. There are no specific conditions that affect CRP values, but doctors continue to use blood values as a means of measuring inflammation and, in some cases, infection. If a patient is thought to have an infection like sepsis or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) CRP will be affected. Due to the general nature of the test, CRP is measured on most common blood series tests.
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