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

    The C-Reactive Protein (CRP) test is a blood test that quantifies the amount of CRP, which is produced by the liver in reaction to inflammation. High CRP levels suggest inflammation that could stem from various health issues. While the test does not identify the specific cause of the inflammation, it is a quick and straightforward procedure that offers essential information about your body's inflammation levels. Usually, doctors order the CRP test either on its own or as part of a comprehensive panel. Understanding your CRP levels can help your doctor monitor your condition and modify your treatment plan as needed.

    Hyderabad residents suffering from inflammatory conditions might find CRP tests particularly important. Since these tests indicate inflammation from specific health conditions, booking a CRP test in Hyderabad can provide valuable insights into overall health.

    C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test Parameters

    Measuring the levels of CRP in your blood, the CRP test focuses only on one parameter. This test provides results in milligrams per litre (mg/L).

    Inflammation is a defence response of the body to heal infections, injuries, or diseases. It can be acute, such as from a sudden injury or cut, or chronic, due to factors like chronic infections or autoimmune disorders. A rise in the CRP levels indicate the presence of inflammation.

    C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test Preparation

    To ensure accurate results from a CRP Blood test, consider the following:

    Prerequisites

    Fasting or other special preparations are not necessary for the CRP test. However, if you are having other tests along with the CRP test, check with your doctor for any specific instructions.

    Best Time to Get Tested

    The CRP test can be done at any time; there are no specific timing guidelines. Your doctor can provide better guidance if needed.

    Who Should Get a C-Reactive Protein Test

    Anyone can get a CRP test; there are no strict eligibility criteria.

    Cautions Before Doing the C-Reactive Protein Test

    No special precautions are required before undergoing the CRP test.

    Why Take a C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test?

    Your doctor may recommend a CRP test to:

    • Identify inflammation in lung diseases such as asthma.

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

    • Diagnose inflammation from bacterial or viral infections, including osteomyelitis or sepsis.

    • Spot flare-ups or track recovery in rheumatoid arthritis.

    • During pregnancy, if premature rupture of membranes occurs, to assess for possible infection.

    • Monitor for inflammation or infection after a traumatic event.

    • Check for infection following surgery.

    C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test Results & Interpretation

    It is important to interpret CRP Blood test results correctly, as they indicate the level of inflammation in the body. Below is what your findings could indicate:

    ParameterUnitBiological Reference
    CRPmg/L< 10

    Slightly elevated CRP levels could be due to recent injuries, smoking, or certain health issues. Moderate to high increases in CRP levels suggest chronic or serious health conditions. Regardless of your CRP results, follow up with your doctor for further evaluation and management.

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

    The CRP Blood test price in Hyderabad is ₹ 500. The CRP test price includes the quickest possible home sample collection, which may be completed within 60 minutes of scheduling, and results can be available in 6 hours.

    The CRP test is used to diagnose inflammation in the body.

    There is no need to fast before taking the CRP test. Your doctor will advise you if fasting is necessary for any other tests conducted alongside the CRP test.

    Yes, Orange Health Labs offers home sample collection for the at-home CRP test. You can schedule your CRP at home test via the Orange Health Labs website or app.

    A CRP level of under 10 mg/L is considered normal and indicates that there is no inflammation present.

    The CRP test typically requires just a few minutes to collect the sample.

    How often you need the CRP test depends on your specific health requirements and treatment progress.

    The CRP test measures only one parameter: the CRP level in 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.

    Conditions such as heart attacks or rheumatoid arthritis can lead to moderately elevated CRP levels. Whereas conditions such as trauma, viral infections, or acute bacterial infections suggest marked increases in CRP. Additionally, acute bacterial infections are often associated with severely elevated CRP levels.

    No, the CRP test is conducted through a simple blood draw and is generally pain-free. You may encounter slight tenderness or bruising at the blood collection site, but these effects typically diminish quickly.

    Booking any blood test or health checkup on our platform is easy with these steps:

    • Find the Test : Search for the CRP test in Hyderabad or at home, then select Orange Health’s page.

    • Select and Confirm : Pick the test, review the prerequisites, provide your address details, and confirm the booking by selecting a suitable time slot for sample collection.

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

    • Lab Examination : The collected sample will undergo examination at our NABL-accredited and ICMR-approved labs.

    • Receive Reports : You will receive your reports via email, WhatsApp, or our app within 6 hours of sample collection.

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