Understand Your Test

C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

Formal Name

 

C-Reactive Protein

 

Why Get Tested?

To identify the presence of inflammation and to monitor response to treatment for an inflammatory disorder.

When To Get Tested?

When your healthcare provider suspects that you have an acutecondition causing inflammation, such as a serious bacterial or fungal infection or when you are suffering from an inflammatory disorder such as arthritis, an autoimmune disorder, or inflammatory bowel disease.