C Reactive Protein (CRP) Test in Gurgaon

C Reactive Protein (CRP) Test in Gurgaon

Production of C-reactive protein by the liver occurs due to inflammation in the body. Thus, the C-reactive protein test is used to assess the levels of these proteins, in order to better understand a person’s health condition.

Read further to know more about the CRP test in Gurgaon, including test price and cost, side effects, procedures, etc.

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About C-Reactive Protein

Why is the C-reactive protein test done?

Inflammation in the body can be a result of different reasons and diseases. It can lead to various problems, if not diagnosed at the right time. Thus, the C-reactive protein test is done to stop further harm caused by inflammation from happening.

What does the C-reactive protein test measure?

A regular C-reactive protein test checks the levels of the proteins within the range of 10 – 1000 mg/dL.

A high-sensitive CRP test (HS-CRP test), on the other hand, checks the levels of the proteins within the range of 0.5 – 10 mg/dL.

The latter is generally used to detect the development of cardiovascular diseases.

Risk/side effects of C-reactive protein test

Usually, no side effects and risks are associated with the C-reactive protein test. However, some pain might be felt in the area for a couple of days from where the blood is taken through the use of a needle. Covering it with a bandaid will help in reducing the chances of an infection. One should avoid doing bulky exercise for a few hours after the test.

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What is the usual gap between two C-reactive protein tests?

As recommended by the physician. A gap of two weeks is generally suggested between two C-reactive protein tests.

What is the treatment available for high C-reactive protein levels?

Lifestyle changes are generally included in the treatment plans for high C-reactive protein levels. Some vitamins and medicines can also be prescribed. Monitoring cholesterol and diabetes levels is suggested as well.

When is the C-reactive protein test performed?

A C-reactive protein test can be performed if you are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Headache
  • Pain in body or excessive stiffness
  • Appetite loss
  • Problems while sleeping

On the other hand, a high-sensitive C-reactive protein (HS-CRP test) is done when you have or experience:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Dyspnea
  • High fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Oblivion
How to prepare for the C-reactive protein test?

No preparations are required for those undergoing a C-reactive protein test. However, if you are taking a high-sensitivity C-reactive protein test, your doctor may advise you to not consume any medicines that you may have been prescribed for a few hours before it is conducted.

How is the C-reactive protein test performed?

In order to perform the C-reactive protein test, a blood sample is taken from a vein located in your arm using an injection. It can be done at a hospital, clinic or laboratory. A phlebotomist can also be called to your home for the same.

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Interpreting the C-reactive protein test results
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Interpreting the C-reactive protein test results

Generally, C-reactive protein levels above 10 mg/L are considered abnormal.

C-reactive protein levels Signification
Within the range of 3 – 10 mg/L Can be a result of poor lifestyle choices.
Within the range of 10 – 100 mg/L Can signify the development of several cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks.
Above 100 mg/L  Can indicate bacterial infections, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. 
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