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Doctor insights on: High Sensitivity C Reactive Protein Or Crp Test

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I'm 65 years old, with heart disease in family history. What benefit from the high-sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-crp) test in physical exam?

I'm 65 years old, with heart disease in family history. What benefit from the  high-sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-crp) test in physical exam?

CRP test for hearts: Most experts agree that testing for highly sensitive CRP does not add much to the traditional assessment of cardiac risk factors. The main factors to pay attention to (in addition) to the family history are exercise, diet, blood pressure, cholesterol, daily aspirin, not smoking, relaxation, maintaining weight. The value for CRP has been for low risk patients with relatively low cholesterol. ...Read more

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My high-sensitivity c-reactive protein is 16, but doctors don't tell me what's wrong, could it be cancer? Thorax X-ray normal, there's no improvement.

My high-sensitivity c-reactive protein is 16, but doctors don't tell me what's wrong, could it be cancer? Thorax X-ray normal, there's no improvement.

Why was it ordered?: Hscrp is not a standard test in an otherwise healthy person, especially a 25-year-old, and there is no recommendation about what to do when it's high. Now that you have the result, i'm sure you're going to worry about it, but the best approach would be to pretend the test was never ordered an go on with your life. If you have symptoms, they should be evaluated in the usual way. ...Read more

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Does regular c-reactive protein level predict heart attack? Or only high-sensitivity crp?

Does regular c-reactive protein level predict heart attack? Or only high-sensitivity crp?

Sensitivity: It takes a lot more inflammation for the CRP to rise while the hscrp detects much lower levels of inflammation in the body. ...Read more

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I had a c reactive protein blood test of 45 is this unusually high?

I had a c reactive protein blood test of 45 is this unusually high?

It is high: But remember this is very nonspecific for any type of inflammation. Infections, autoimmune diseases, cancers and other assorted problems can cause this. The is difficult to interpret without knowing more about why the test was done. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Had C-reactive protein blood test. It shows my level is 1.55 ( normal is anything under .80). Is mine considered really high??

Had C-reactive protein blood test. It shows my level is 1.55 ( normal is anything under .80). Is mine considered really  high??

Depends: 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, you did not provide the units of the result, however, it does not seem too high. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/c-reactive-protein/basics/definition/PRC-20014480 ...Read more

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I had a blood test and the results said I have high c reactive protein, I have to have more blood tests. What does this mean?

I had a blood test and the results said I have high c reactive protein, I have to have more blood tests. What does this mean?

Inflammation: C reactive protein (CRP) is a marker of inflammation. There are two types of CRP test, one for conventional inflammation like pneumonia, abscess etc. The other, high sensitivity crp, is a marker for heart disease. Without knowing your whole history and lab results it is not practical to be more helpful. ...Read more

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I had a c-reactive protein test this morning, the result that came out was 59.6. It's very high from the max range, why is it so? Should i be alarmed?

I had a c-reactive protein test this morning, the result that came out was 59.6. It's very high from the max range, why is it so? Should i be alarmed?

See your doctor.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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My c reactive protein is constantly elevated (~11.6) but my doctor can't find any reason for it. Sometimes my cortisol tests high, but all organs test?

My c reactive protein is constantly elevated (~11.6) but my doctor can't find any reason for it. Sometimes my cortisol tests high, but all organs test?

Stop worrying : This situation is very common and nobody knows what to do about it. Maintain your health like anybody else does, and you can expect the Amanie chances as everyone else of having a good life. ...Read more

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Newborn child high fever blood test c-reactive protein high?

Newborn child high fever blood test c-reactive protein high?

Complex: We start treatment on our infants who have fever or the mother has an infection/fever. There are supporting tests (complete blood count and c-reactive protein) that may support but not prove infection. The gold standard is the blood culture that takes 48 hrs to come back (+ or -). Regardless of all that the physician must make a clinical decision about how long to treat the infantbased on these &. ...Read more

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I've had a high c reactive protein for a year. I've had facial flushing and joint pain. Negative Ana test. What could this be ?

I've had a high c reactive protein for a year. I've had facial flushing and joint pain. Negative Ana test. What could this be ?

Rheumatologic.: This does point to some rheumatologic condition. More testing is warranted. The ANA doesn't tell the whole story in this regard. ...Read more

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I have hemroging cysts on both ovaries. Pain in ab and back. I am nauseated, bloated, tired and thirsty. The only test I have right now is c reactive protein is high at 4.8. can that mean infection? Can cysts cause infection without a fever? Thanks

I have hemroging cysts on both ovaries. Pain in ab and back. I am nauseated, bloated, tired and thirsty. The only test I have right now is c reactive protein is high at 4.8. can that mean infection? Can cysts cause infection without a fever?
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Need to examine: Ovarian cysts may not be the explanation for your symptoms, however, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and you should consult a doctor.
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Is it possible to have a high level of c-reactive protein (crp) without infection?

Is it possible to have a high level of c-reactive protein (crp) without infection?

Yes: The importance of CRP is on your medical history. CRP is not for diagnosis, is a test/tool that helps us in your evaluation. Talk to your doctor or cardiologist. ...Read more

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What does the CRP (c-reactive protein) blood test look for?

What does the CRP (c-reactive protein) blood test look for?

Sign of inflammation: C-reactive protein reacts with a carbohydrate in the capsule of pneumococci. It is a marker of inflammation. There are two type of CRP tests, conventional, expressed in mg% or mg/dl, and high sensitivity test hscrp expressed as mg/l. The latter is used as one of the risk factors for heart disease. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003356.htm. ...Read more

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I went for a health check and my C reactive protein (CRP), Uric Acid (Urate) and Cholesterol HDL are high what causes this and what do I need to do get them to a normal condition.

I went for a health check and my C reactive protein (CRP), Uric Acid (Urate) and Cholesterol HDL are high what causes this and what do I need to do get them to a normal condition.

Further evaluation.: A high HDL reduces your risk for cardiovascular disease. But high CRP points to inflammation and high uric acid points to a higher risk for gout. The doctor who ordered the test should be the one you need to talk to regarding these issues ...Read more

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My father has essential thrombocytosis and high cholesterol. His hs, CRP (c reactive protein) was a high 4.5. He now takes a statin. Is that serious?

My father has essential thrombocytosis and high cholesterol. His hs, CRP (c reactive protein) was a high 4.5. He now takes a statin. Is that serious?

Ess thrombocytosis: It is good that high cholestrol is being treated appropriately. Generally, patients are able to lead a normal life but risk stratification includes other factors as well like - age, mutations ( another test), history of blood clots in the past, general health etc. ...Read more

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Have HCV, PCOS, anxiety. C-Reactive Protein (non hs) is 24 mg/L for past 3 months, first time ever. Rheumatoid Factor 104 as usual. Cause of high CRP?

Have HCV, PCOS, anxiety. C-Reactive Protein (non hs) is 24 mg/L for past 3 months, first time ever. Rheumatoid Factor 104 as usual. Cause of high CRP?

Probably from HCV: I assume HCV is hepatitis C. The rheumatoid factor (RF) is associated with rheumatoid arthritis. However it can also be positive in a variety of other conditions. HCV is one of them. The high CRP is non-specific measure of inflammation. Inflammation can come from infections, autoimmune diseases, or cancers. In you the high CRP and RF are most likely from the HCV. ...Read more

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Are C-reactive protein (CRP) and ESR levels typically elevated with advanced stage cancer such as stage 4 lymphoma?

Are C-reactive protein (CRP) and ESR levels typically elevated with advanced stage cancer such as stage 4 lymphoma?

No: These tests are neither sensitive nor specific for much. They generate enormous confusion and unnecessary fear. C-RP is made in atherosclerotic plaques and is often up in bad atherosclerosis. It's also made in the liver in response to some interleukins in disease elsewhere, especially some arthritis variants. Sed rate reflects globulins and fibrinogen, not usually up in lymphoma. ...Read more