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"My CRP test result is <3.45. What's the problem?"


female at age38 i want about crp test levels and result


I suggest that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. CRP stands for C-reactive protein. It is a blood test that we use to help gauge the overall level of inflammation in the body.

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It looks like the assay used to measure your CRP level was only sensitive enough to detect levels at 3.45 or above. It looks like your CRP is less than that. This is probably normal and just means that you have a low level of inflammation in your blood. The real question is why this test was done. Sometimes doctors will send a test like this if they are concerned for an inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. If your doctor was concerned about one of these problems this CRP level suggests that this might not be the cause, though it certainly doesn't rule out any inflammatory condition. CRP levels can also be elevated when you're infected. Sometimes we get this level along with and ESR which is another blood test for inflammation when we are looking for an infection of the bone. Again, I suggest that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician so that the two of you can discuss this blood test and, probably more importantly, why it was ordered and what your doctor is looking for.

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