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C-Reactive Protein - Reliable Inflammation Marker

C-Reactive Protein (CRP) - An Indicator for Tissue Damage / Inflammation

 Produced mainly in the liver, C-Reactive Protein is a plasma protein whose concentration increases dramatically during the acute phase inflammatory response

C-reactive protein (CRP) in the blood increases up to 2000-fold with inflammation .  As such, it is demonstrated to be a general indicator of chronic inflammation and major tissue damage.

The CRP blood test is used as a marker of inflammation in your arteries and cardiovascular disease in general:

As a guideline:

✔ A CRP level under 1 mg /L of blood means you have a low risk for cardiovascular disease;

✔ 1 - 3 mg means your risk is intermediate;

✔ More than 3 mg is high risk;

CRP is used as an in vitro diagnostic marker to aid in the evaluation of the amount of injury to human body tissue

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