A CRP test measures your CRP proteins in the blood to investigate whether you have an infection or inflammation in the body. After an operation, the CRP value can also be measured to check that there are no signs of complications such as infection or inflammation.
CRP can be measured to find out if you have any illness that may be an underlying cause of chronic inflammation in the body, such as e.g. in certain diseases of the joints and intestines.
The CRP value can be measured already within the first day of the start of an infection. As soon as you recover, the value goes back to normal again.
According to a survey*, elevated CRP values can also occur in e.g. sleep difficulties, which in turn not only affect brain activity, but it also interacts with the immune system and metabolism.
When you gain weight, an inflammatory condition occurs, especially when abdominal fat increases by releasing more signaling substances that give rise to the inflammation.
This is how it works: The test is carried out by our staff at the reception and takes place through capillary sampling (prick in the finger) where we take out a couple of drops of blood.
Test answer: You normally have an answer within 24 hours. The test answer is sent digitally to your e-mail.
CRP is an abbreviation for C-reactive protein, which is part of our immune system. CRP is measured to check that you do not have an infection or inflammation in the body. The CRP value cannot be measured individually to provide an answer to a possible illness without the result needs to be contrasted with how you feel and results from other possible samples you have taken.
Infection and inflammation are two different conditions. Infection is caused by an infectious agent, the most common being bacteria, viruses and fungi. Colds and flu are the most common infections caused by viruses. Other examples are chickenpox, TBE, HPV, covid-19 and more.
Infections caused by bacteria are streptococci with diseases such as strep throat, swine pox and urinary tract infection.
You can also get an infection caused by fungus that is always naturally present on the body without causing any trouble. However, fungi can multiply and then e.g. the immune system or the bacterial flora in the body is affected.
The above condition gives different symptoms depending on where the infection has occurred.
An inflammation is a condition that occurs when the body has reacted to an injury or an attack. Inflammation can also arise from an infection, which is the most common cause. Other causes can be allergies, osteoarthritis, asthma, damage from heat or cold and damage to the body such as e.g. wounds.
Our bodies are affected in different ways during an inflammation, here are some common symptoms from the area where the body has an inflammation:
A high CRP value of over 300 mg/L may be due to a strong infection or inflammation. With a common cold, CRP is usually not increased at all or only slightly. If you get a strong viral infection such as influenza, the CRP value can be above 50 mg/L.
A CRP value cannot be too low, but only shows that you do not have any inflammation or infection in the body. In a perfectly healthy person, CRP is often lower than 3 milligrams per liter (mg/L).
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The test is not in stock yet and will be launched shortly.*The survey was conducted by the University of Helsinki's Sleep Team research group, 2013.
The sampling is performed by experienced staff at one of our clinics in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Test results and (including any travel certificate) are sent digitally via e-mail.
We will always send you the test result within the same day.
Simple, safe and smooth sampling.
The sample is sent for analysis.
The result is sent digitally.