CRP, quantitatively

Material: Blood
Study price: PLN 12.00
Waiting time for the result: result no later than the next working day
Booking:

  • We perform the test without prior reservation. Check the working hours of the collection center

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Preparation for the study

General

  • The test material is blood.
  • The patient does not need to be fasting.About 30 minutes before the test, it is advisable to drink a glass of water or bitter(unsweetened) tea.

Description

CRP is a protein formed in the liver, belongs to the group of "acute phase proteins": it binds to the cell membrane of cells of pathogenic microorganisms (pneumococci). It precedes the onset of elevated ESR in inflammatory processes and cancer; it normalizes faster than the elevated ESR in the healing process. CRP binding to cells of pathogenic microorganisms "marks" them for phagocytes. Importance of the test: a test to confirm and monitor the course of acute inflammatory diseases, neoplastic processes, as well as diseases proceeding with tissue destruction. Differentiating between bacterial and viral infections (with viral infections only a slight increase in CRP. Abnormal values: in mainly bacterial infections, in diseases proceeding with tissue damage.

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