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Moorhead, MN
A 52-year-old female asked:

What does doctor do a c reactive protein blood test for? mine was <3.0 what does this mean? also my alkaline phosphate was 114 and rbc distrib width was 12.1 what does this all mean?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
DRP: It is really important to review your lab results with the medical provider who ordered them. Thus, I plan to focus on your first question. The C-reactive protein; which is also referred to as CRP; is a liver protein that increases when there is inflammation elsewhere in the body.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, none of the values you provided are a causse for concern. Wish you good health!
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