C-Reactive Protein (CRP) 2 Cut-off Test
C-reactive Protein, or ‘CRP’, is a naturally occurring bio marker which increases in concentration in response to inflammation in the body.
CRP is produced by our bodies as a catalyst in the ‘complement system’, which is a natural process of voiding the body of damaged or defunct cells and bacteria. We all have a base level of CRP to maintain healthy cell turnover, but it’s important to know if levels are abnormally high, as it may be due to an underlying issue.
The CRP response is swift, and within just 2 hours of onset of inflammation our CRP levels can rise as much as 50,000 fold, making the detection of CRP an ideal marker for inflammation states, even if the patient isn’t exhibiting any symptoms.
These lower levels are synonymous with Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and coronary problems, and the following concentration risk is as stated by the American Heart Association (AHA).
The SureScreen CRP test features 2 parameters to give a quantitative result.
– Negative – Low Risk of CVD
– 1-3mg/L – Moderate Risk of CVD
– 3-10mg/L – High Risk of CVD
– (>10mg/L) – Review with CRPC3L to confirm or deny higher levels of CRP synonymous with infection.
We recommend using our 2 rapids tests together, especially if the result is above 10mg/L on Test 1.