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.
CRP; High-sensitivity C-reactive protein; hs-CRP
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...Read more
For the past 3 or 4 years, my internist has done a C-reactive protein test on me. My most recent high-sensitivity CRP was 3.1, which she... Read more »