C-reactive Protein And Diet

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Definition

C-reactive protein is produced by the liver. The level of CRP rises when there is inflammation throughout the body.

This article discusses the blood test done to measure the amount of CRP in your blood.


Alternative Names

CRP; High-sensitivity C-reactive protein; hs-CRP


How the test is performed

Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an...

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