C-reactive protein test

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C-reactive protein (CRP) test

a blood test used to detect and diagnose bacterial infectious disease, postsurgical wound infection, and inflammatory disorders such as acute rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, it is used as an adjunct in detecting acute bacterial meningitis in an acutely febrile child and a cardiovascular risk assessment marker when high sensitivity assays are used.
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New data from NHANES 1999 and 2000, which used a high-sensitivity C-reactive protein test, allowed us to (a) provide the distribution of C-reactive protein concentrations for US men across the full range of this analyte and (b) examine C-reactive protein distributions among several racial or ethnic groups.
C-Reactive Protein tests held a significant market share in 2016 due to the broad product portfolio of these assays and reagents.
There's a really important discussion that has to happen in terms of the risks and benefits of treatment, and the cost of giving C-reactive protein tests as well," said Dr.
Although C-reactive protein tests are not yet routine for patients without autoimmune disorders, you could ask your doctor whether it would make sense to have one in addition to cholesterol tests.
Although C-reactive protein tests have been shown to be better than erythrocyte sedimentation rate in the diagnosis of septic arthritis in children, C-reactive protein tests were not readily available early in this study and therefore were not included in data analysis to avoid any potential bias.
RIO GRANDE, PUERTO RICO--Antibiotics were used less frequently on day 1 and during 28 days of follow-up among patients who underwent C-reactive protein tests to determine the presence of bacterial infections, data from a study of adults with respiratory tract infections suggest.