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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.
Medicare won't pay for a C-reactive protein test
but "once in a lifetime.
Brigham and Women's Hospital has exclusively licensed Dade Behring in the field of diagnostics for the use of N High Sensitivity C-reactive protein test
results in the prognosis of cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease.
A single such blood test identifies these patients, even when serial troponin T levels are undetectable and when creatine kinase MB and C-reactive protein test
results are equivocal.