C-reactive protein test

The C-reactive protein test (CRP) is a laboratory blood test done to detect the level of a protein produced by the liver. This protein is secreted in the event of inflammation in the body, so what is the CRP test and what does it mean? [1]


C-reactive protein test

A blood sample is drawn from the patient, at one of the branches of the Diamond Medical Laboratories Group (Diamondlab). The CRP test does not require any type of fasting or preparation before performing the test.[1]

If the patient practices intense exercise, such as lifting heavy weights, it is best to avoid doing so before the examination because this type of exercise raises the level of C-reactive protein in the body. The same applies to some types of medications that will raise the level of C-reactive protein. [1]

CRP test result

The CRP level is measured in milligrams per liter, and if the test result is equal to or more than 8 milligrams/liter or 10 milligrams/liter, this is an indication of a high inflammatory index in the body. It may be an indication of the presence of an infection, chronic disease, or injury in the body.[1]

Why check CRP?

The C-reactive protein test is performed to detect or monitor one of the following points:[2]

  • Bacterial or viral infection.
  • Intestinal infections such as Crohn’s disease.
  • Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatism and lupus.
  • Lung diseases such as asthma.

When should a CRP test be performed?

The specialist doctor asks the patient to undergo a C-reactive protein (CRP) test if one of the following symptoms is present:[3]

  • fever.
  • shivering (shivers)
  • Rapid breathing.
  • Accelerated heartbeat.
  • Dizziness and vomiting.

A high level of C-reactive protein (CRP) does not necessarily mean that there is a serious problem that requires urgent treatment, as there are factors that would raise the level of CRP by small percentages, such as smoking or the presence of a recent wound that the patient received, etc. Therefore; Your specialist doctor is responsible for discussing the results with you and determining whether there is a reason that deserves treatment or if it is a slight increase that does not require it.[3]

Final word from Diamondlab

Diamond Medical Laboratories Group (Diamondlab) wishes everyone safety, and invites you to perform comprehensive blood tests at one of its branches located in:

  • Medina Street – Nour Clinics Complex 0777077742
  • Yajouz – Aljabal Alshamali 0777077732
  • Jabal Al Hussein – opposite Al Amal Hospital 0775515559
  • Shalner Camp – Alhuria Complex 0777077731
  • Ramtha – next to Jawharat Aleppo Bakeries 0778877009
  • Sh. Alsa’ada- Zarqa 0777077752
  • Zarqa – Highway 0777077735