Inflammation levels

Inflammation testing is used to diagnose various inflammatory diseases and to determine so-called inflammation levels. Below you will find more information about the subtests.

Name and abbreviation of the test: C-REACTIVE PROTEIN P-CRP

CRP is an acronym for C-reactive protein. CRP is a protein that is produced by liver cells and that increases significantly in various infections and tissue damage. CRP levels are susceptible to increase during bacterial infections, but only slightly in viral diseases. The test can also be used to monitor the effect of antibiotics in bacterial infections.

Sedimentation rate

The test is used to diagnose and monitor chronic infections and inflammatory diseases, as well as malignant tumours. In acute infections, CRP increases significantly faster than the sed rate and is therefore a better follow-up parameter. Increased levels are often associated with connective tissue diseases, chronic inflammations, liver diseases and tissue damage, for example.

Test results

  • Reference values

    B -La:

    Under 50 years: below 20 mm/h
    Over 50 years: below 30 mm/h
    Over 85 years: below 42 mm/h

    Under 50 years: below 15 mm/h
    Over 50 years: below 20 mm/h
    Over 85 years: below 30 mm/h

    P -CRP:

    below 10 mg/l.

About the test

  • General

    The examination is done from a blood sample. Inflammation testing does not require fasting or morning sampling.

  • Who will interpret my examination results?

    The doctor in charge of the treatment is always responsible for interpreting the results.