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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.


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

Differential Diagnosis of Elevated CRP

Index: 1–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


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