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A 23-year-old female asked:

what does fbc, esr and crp mean and what are they testing for?

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Dr. Ljubomir Ilic
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Inflammation: ESR and CRP are non-specific markers of inflammation and are used to monitor both infectious and autoimmune processes
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Blood test meanings: fbc = full blood count, and measures white blood cells (wbc) which fight infection & have other duties, red cells which carry oxygen, &platelets which clot. ESR and CRP are measures of inflammation. Elevated numbers may suggest you have a source of inflammation, but do not tell you where or why (infection, autoimmune disease, vasculitis, other). They may suggest further tests are needed.

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Level of creatinine high = 5 and crp= 77 is that means insuffisance reinale?

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What is the significance of an hs-crp of 15+?

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How can CRP be marker of the immune involvement?

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What's ESR (erythrocite sedimentation rate)?

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Marker of : Inflammation. Elevated ESR is a non-specific marker of inflammation, but not diagnostic of any particular disease.

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