During Inflammation, the body’s chemicals and white blood cells work to protect you from infection and other risks. The result is a swollen, hot and often painful area that can signal something as simple as a splinter or as complex as diabetes, heart disease or arthritis.
One way doctors identify these conditions is by testing blood for C-Reactive Protein, or CRP. CRP is known as a “non-specific marker.” It is produced in the liver during periods of increased inflammation and may indicate disease. A C-reactive protein test measures the levels of inflammation in your body since C-reactive proteins often increase as a result of infections and chronic diseases. Some studies suggest that CRP levels might be an indicator of a person’s risk for heart disease. C-reactive protein tests help to monitor diseases and will check for infection in the body. An inflammation panel includes CRP and other blood tests and allows us to track infection and disease.
Common Uses for an Inflammation Panel
Some common uses of an inflammation panel include:
- Determining the progress of treatment of an infection
- Monitoring infections and diseases, including:
- Infection of a bone
- Diseases of the immune system
- Swelling and bleeding of the intestines
- Cancer of the lymph nodes
- Checking for Post-surgery infection
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