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What does fbc, ESR and CRP mean and what are they testing for?

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Dr. Ljubomir Ilic
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Inflammation

ESR and CRP are non-specific markers of inflammation and are used to monitor both infectious and autoimmune processes

In brief: Inflammation

ESR and CRP are non-specific markers of inflammation and are used to monitor both infectious and autoimmune processes
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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