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What conditions will a CRP blood test detect?

What conditions will a CRP blood test detect?

None: C-reactive protein measures degree of inflammation in many diseases but does not actually detect any. ...Read more

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Are their foods and drinks which cause an elevated CRP blood test?

Are their foods and drinks which cause an elevated CRP blood test?

Unlikely: Elevate CRP is generally a sign of inflammation in the body. Unless the food or drink causes inflammation, e.g., taking gluten by a gluten sensitive person, food and drink do not raise CRP. ...Read more

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What does 6.9 in an HS CRP blood test mean 7 wht is its significance?

What does 6.9 in an HS CRP blood test mean 7 wht is its significance?

Inflammation: 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. Having said that, If the result of your test was 6.9mg/L, it suggests the presence of inflammation and risk of heart disease. Consult this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003356.htm ...Read more

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What does a 7.5 CRP blood test mean. It said I was high cardiac risk but what does that mean?

What does a 7.5 CRP blood test mean. It said I was high cardiac risk but what does that mean?

Biomarker: High sensitivity CRP first of all not just CRP is a surrogate risk factor for developing heart disease. Age, cholesterol, fam hx, and tobacco use are the main risk factors for heart disease. Having said that, there was a study that looked at heart events in patients supposed to be at low risk based on chol and traditional risk factors, and found high CRP. That is when this whole thing started. ...Read more

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Can SSRI and/or Benzodiapemes cause CRP blood test to rise?

Can SSRI and/or Benzodiapemes cause  CRP blood test to rise?

No: These drugs generally have no affect on inflammatory indicators but in theory treating depression may lessen inflammation (in theory only). ...Read more

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Is a high CRP blood test level related to my heart attached three years ago?

Is a high CRP blood test level related to my heart attached three years ago?

Crp: CRP is a marker of inflammation which can be associated with higher risk for coronary events. Discuss with your cardiologist strategy for secondary prevention. ...Read more