C Reactive Protein (CRP)

CRP is a protein which rises in inflamatory condutions.It is synthesized in liver in response to factors (interleukin-6 )released by macrophage and fat cells.Its physiologic role is to bind to lysophosphatidyl choline on the surface of dying cells or some types of bacteria, viral and fungal infections, rheumatoid and other inflamatory disdeases, malignancy, tissue injury and necrosis, in order to activate the complement system to promote phagocytosis. CRP and fibrinogen act together as acute phase reactants. It is a more sensitive marker for an acute infection compared to the sedmentation rate (ESR).
Interpretation:CRP is used as an inflamation marker. CRP values are useful in determining disease progress or the success of the treatment. Normal levels of CRP increase with aging, pregnancy without any clinical pathologies. CRP levels are increased in the risk of Diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.
Sample: Arm vein blood. Nonfasting
Working day: Everyday
Result Time: Same day 6:00 PM