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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is it dangerous that when i do the reactivate protein serum blood test , the result always high. the last time , it was 8mg/l and before was 14mg/l?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
C-reactive protein: I've watched this formerly-arcane old test gain new popularity. While it's probably a marker for many things, including sometimes an open atherosclerotic plaque somewhere, nobody's claiming that a level somewhat higher than other folks', esepcially if you seem young and healthy, is a sign of a life likely to be cut short or any need for treatment. Eager to hear from others.
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