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Does sed rate and c reactive protein test for the same thing? How can one be normal and one be elevated

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Dr. Maryam Shapland
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Inflammatory markers

There are multiple blood tests that test for inflammation, which means that they go up when there is inflammation (like fever, infection, stress) in the body.
Sometimes one marker goes up higher than the other, or goes up before other markers do, which may explain the difference in the levels.

In brief: Inflammatory markers

There are multiple blood tests that test for inflammation, which means that they go up when there is inflammation (like fever, infection, stress) in the body.
Sometimes one marker goes up higher than the other, or goes up before other markers do, which may explain the difference in the levels.
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