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C-Reactive Protein

The inflammation test
C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is mostly used for determine inflammation in the blood. CRP is an acute phase reactant protein, it is produced by liver. This protein is associated significantly with atherosclerosis, the risk of heart attack and the first signs of heart disease. CRP is produced when the body gets inflammation or tissue injury. The test is similar to the test of ESR, CRP is increasing rapidly within 6 - 10 hours and then the highest in 24 - 72 hours, and decreased to normal in 1-2 weeks. The CRP has more advantages than ESR because CRP will show the positive result before ESR and then the result will back to normal eventually. The result of CRP is still high and not changeable in anemia, hyperglobulinemia, pregnancy, no difference between male and female while the result of ESR is changeable in these condition. The conventional method in laboratory is the test of serum CRP which has range between 10-1000 mg/L. At the present, the test has been developed for high sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP). It can detect CRP at the lowest at 0.3mg/L. It is useful for evaluation in risk of Coronary heart disease.

Range of hsCRP
  • hsCRP < 1 = low risk
  • 1 < hsCRP < 3 = moderate
  • hsCRP > 3 = high risk

The treatment of inflammation condition
The best way for treatment is to seek the cause of inflammation and then eliminate this cause. If the cause comes from residues, heavy metals, toxins accumulation, chelation can be used for solving. In addition, the most important thing to do is to change life style, for example; no stress, aerobic exercise, avoiding toxin from dietary such as water and food with oil and high temperature including grilled food etc.