C-reactive protein (CRP)
C-reactive protein (CRP) is an IL-6-mediated acute phase reactant and correlates proportionally with inflammatory responses. Elevations of circulating CRP are seen to herald worsening of existing systemic conditions and have been demonstrated to correlate with the onset of ischaemic heart disease and type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Prognostic marker in acute inflammatory states
|Sample & container required||SST (gold top)|
|Sample volume||0.5 mL|
|Turnaround time||1 day|