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CRP - C-reactive protein - ultrasensitive - serum

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Eurofins Biomnis code

CRPUS

Synonyms

  • CRP full range
  • C-reactive protein - ultrasensitive
  • C-Reactive Protein - ultrasensitive

Clinic significance

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.

Prenalytics

  • 1 mL
  • Serum
  • Refrigerated

Methodology

Turbidimetry

Turnaround time

2 days


Pathologist(s) in charge
Biomnis Paris
Specialty
Biochemistry
Contact(s)
Dr Stephane ELAERTS
Dr Jean Marc VANDERNOTTE
Phone(s)
+331 49 59 17 20
+331 49 59 63 01