The benefits of getting a C-reactive protein (CRP) test to evaluate inflammation include:
Identifying inflammation: CRP is an important marker of inflammation in the body. Measuring the levels of CRP can help identify inflammation related to infections, injuries, autoimmune disorders, and other health conditions.
Monitoring disease activity: The CRP levels in the blood can be used to monitor the disease activity and response to treatment in people with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Predicting cardiovascular risk: High levels of CRP have been associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases. Measuring CRP levels in the blood may help identify people who are at an increased risk of these conditions.
Assessing the risk of infection: Measuring CRP levels in the blood can be helpful in identifying the risk of infection in newborns, as well as in people with sepsis or other serious infections.
Monitoring recovery from surgery or trauma: CRP levels can also be used to monitor the recovery from surgery or trauma, as they tend to increase in response to tissue damage and inflammation.
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