CRP (C-Reactive Protein)
Doctor Cullimore says “High levels of CRP could be caused by a number of conditions. These range from a simple infection, to a rheumatoid arthritis flare-up all the way to certain types of cancer. High levels could also suggest inflammation in the arteries of your heart, which can increase your risk of heart attack. It’s also good to take a CRP test if you are taking anti-inflammatory medicine for a pre-existing condition and want to determine how well the treatment is working. Although it is a reliable method to detect inflammation or infection in your body, it’s important to note the CRP test cannot pinpoint exactly where the inflammation or infection lies. If your result comes back as raised, further investigation by your GP may be required to find out the cause.”
All our tests have been specially designed to be convenient and non-invasive. Once you’ve booked your appointment, full preparation instructions will be provided in your confirmation email or letter. You can continue to eat and drink normally before your appointment, and you’ll also remain fully clothed throughout.