Dr. med. Dirk Manski



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C-Reactive Protein (CRP) – Serum Blood Test

The C-reactive protein is a classic acute phase protein and part of the immune system. CRP is synthesized in the liver, binds to dying cells or some bacteria and activates the complement system.

Standard value:

<5 mg/l.

Laboratory test method:

Exact measurement with immunoturbidimetry (see cystatin C) or ELISA. Semiquantitative measurement with latex agglutination test.

Indications:

Diagnosis and treatment monitoring of inflammatory diseases, after operations, tumor prognosis parameter.

Differential Diagnosis of Elevated CRP







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References

Guder, W. G. & Nolte, J.
Das Laborbuch für Klinik und Praxis
Urban + Fischer, 2009


Siegenthaler 1988 SIEGENTHALER, W. ; SIEGENTHALER, W. (Hrsg.):
Differentialdiagnose innerer Krankheiten.
Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, New York., 1988


  Deutsche Version: CRP im Serum