CRP - C-reactive protein - ultrasensitive - serumBack to main menu
Eurofins Biomnis code
- C-Reactive Protein - ultrasensitive
- CRP full range
- C-reactive protein - ultrasensitive
C-Reactive Protein (CRP), an acute-phase inflammation marker, is commonly assayed to diagnose and monitor inflammatory processes.
CRP is also useful in predicting a person's risk of cardiovascular disease (cardiac event or cerebrovascular accident) because inflammation appears to play an important role in the pathogenesis of arterial thrombosis. This is accomplished by measuring extremely low concentrations of CRP, called ultrasensitive CRP.
The ultrasensitive CRP assay therefore measures the same protein, but using finer techniques (a more sensitive calibration curve of the nephelometric technique is plotted).
CRP levels greater than 3.6 mg/l are valuable in predicting coronary accidents in patients with unstable angina. Significantly high CRP levels are correlated with the severity of the coronary arterial pathology. Patients with CRP levels greater than 2.2 mg/l benefit from a prophylactic treatment with aspirin whereas the benefit is zero when the CRP levels are less than 0.55 mg/l.
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