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What Does It Mean If Your C Reactive Protein Test Comes Back High
My ANA blood test has come back positive 3 times and C-Reactive Protein test is elevated. What does this mean?
Ana: Do you have any symptoms? Why were these tests done. ...Read more
Blood rest results came back showing a high c-reactive protein of 39.96...How is this possible? What could it mean? What should I do next?
Inflammation: Elevated CRP is an indication of inflammation. Your doctor who ordered the test would have more information; all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. See this site for more information, and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/c-reactive-protein-crp. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How accurate is regular c-reactive protein test vs. High sensitivity CRP in determining heart disease risk? I was given regular test not sensitive.
Yes: U need cardio-crp to be cardiac specific! ...Read more
Inflammation: The c reactive protein is being used as a non-specific measure of inflammation in the body. So if you have a systemic problem like rheumatoid arthritis, the CRP can be high. Some studies correlate high CRP with an increased risk of heart disease, so it is a good idea to discuss this result and put it in the context of your overall health and risks for disease. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: C-reactive protein (CRP) is a non-specific test. It is used by a doctor to detect inflammation if there is a high suspicion of tissue injury or infection somewhere in the body, but the test cannot tell where the inflammation is or what condition is causing it. Unfortunately, CRP values are best interpreted by the lab paperwork that is sent to your doctor. Best to f/u with him/her. ...Read more
CRP: This is a very non-specific measure of inflammation and is a worthless test unless applied to a specific clinical syndrome. It can only be of value in concert with the history, physical exam and other testing. The value of 4 is actually not very high and could be due to virtually anything. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers