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    What is a C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test?

    A C-Reactive Protein (CRP) test is a blood test used to measure the levels of CRP. The liver produces the protein known as CRP in reaction to inflammation. Elevated CRP levels are indicative of inflammation in the body, potentially due to various health conditions, though the test does not determine the specific cause of inflammation. This quick and simple procedure is valuable for gaining insight into your inflammatory status and is often conducted alone or as part of a larger panel of tests prescribed by a doctor. Knowing your CRP levels helps your doctor manage and adjust your treatment as needed.

    Residents of Gurgaon facing inflammatory conditions can greatly benefit from CRP tests. As these tests detect inflammation associated with specific health problems, so scheduling a CRP test in Gurgaon can be a key step in managing their health.

    C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test Parameters

    The CRP test has only one parameter: determining the concentration of C-Reactive Protein in the blood. The test results are reported in milligrams per litre (mg/L).

    Inflammation is the body's defensive response to heal diseases, injuries, or infections and can be either acute, resulting from sudden cuts or trauma, or chronic, due to ongoing conditions like autoimmune disorders or chronic infections. Increased CRP levels are a sign of underlying inflammation in the body.

    C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test Preparation

    It is crucial to consider the following elements prior to having a CRP Blood test:

    Prerequisites

    No special preparations, such as fasting, are needed for the CRP test. If you are also having other tests, consult your doctor for guidance.

    Best Time to Get Tested

    There are no specific timing requirements for the CRP test. You can ask your doctor for advice on the best time to take the test.

    Who Should Get a C-Reactive Protein Test

    The CRP test is available to anyone, with no strict eligibility criteria.

    Cautions Before Doing the C-Reactive Protein Test

    No special precautions need to be taken before the CRP test.

    Why Should I Take the C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test?

    A doctor might advise a CRP test for the following reasons:

    • To check for infections after surgery.

    • To monitor for inflammation or infection following a traumatic event.

    • To look for inflammation due to autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.

    • To identify inflammation from bacterial or viral infections like osteomyelitis or sepsis.

    • To diagnose inflammation in lung diseases such as asthma.

    • To detect flare-ups or monitor the recovery process in rheumatoid arthritis.

    • To assess for infection risk, during pregnancy (if your water breaks prematurely).

    C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test Results & Interpretation

    It is essential to comprehend what your CRP Blood test results signify, as they reflect the severity of inflammation in the body. The following table gives an interpretation of your results:

    ParameterUnitBiological Reference
    CRPmg/L< 10

    Slightly increased CRP levels may indicate recent injuries, smoking, or particular health problems. Moderate to significant rises in CRP levels point to chronic or serious conditions. Regardless of your CRP results, ensure you follow up with your doctor for further evaluation and proper management.

    FAQs on C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test in Gurgaon

    The CRP Blood test price in Gurgaon is ₹ 400. The CRP test price is inclusive of rapid home sample collection within 60 minutes of booking. Test reports will be ready within 6 hours.

    The CRP test helps to identify the presence of inflammation in the body.

    The CRP test does not require fasting. Your doctor will inform you if any other tests performed in conjunction with the CRP test need you to fast.

    Yes, home sample collection is available for the at-home CRP test at Orange Health Labs. You can book your CRP at home test using the Orange Health Labs website or app.

    Normal CRP test levels are typically below 10 mg/L, indicating no inflammation in the body.

    It takes just a few minutes to collect a sample for the CRP test.

    How often you need to take this test depends on your health needs and treatment response.

    The CRP Blood test measures only one thing: the CRP level in your blood.

    Fasting is not required before the CRP test, but you can reach out to your doctor for guidance if any other tests are to be done along with CRP.

    Elevated CRP levels (moderately high) can result from conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or heart attacks. Marked increases in CRP may indicate trauma, viral infections, or acute bacterial infections. Severely elevated CRP levels are often due to acute bacterial infections.

    No, the CRP test is usually not painful and just requires a quick blood sample. You may feel some tenderness or bruising in the place where the blood was extracted, but this will go away after a time.

    To book any blood test or health checkup on our website, follow these steps:

    • Search for the Test: Look for the CRP test in Gurgaon or at home and click on Orange Health’s listing.

    • Book the Test: Select the test, check the prerequisites, input your address, and confirm the booking by choosing an appropriate time slot.

    • Sample Collection: Our eMedic will visit your home within the specified time slot to collect the sample.

    • Lab Analysis: The sample will be analysed at our NABL-accredited and ICMR-approved labs.

    • Get Your Results: Your results will be sent via email or WhatsApp within 6 hours, and they will be available on our app.

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