Inflammatory Blood tests
Inflammatory blood tests are done to check the inflammation in the body. There are various substances present in our blood which acts as a marker of inflammation and infection. Timely screening helps us to trace the infection and prevent our body from deadly sepsis which can be fatal.
Inflammatory Blood Test Panel
We are offering following Blood tests in this panel
C- Reactive Protein (CRP)
- C-Reactive Protein
- Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
It is protein present in our body and is a marker of acute and chronic inflammation. Its levels are measured through blood samples. High levels are associated with underlying Heart diseases i.e Pericarditis, cancer, obesity, pregnancy,Bowel inflammation, liver diseases and Sepsis of organ and blood
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
It is also used to check the inflammatory activity in the body.It is linked with the settling of the red blood cells.Many disease progression and severity can be assessed with this test. Blood samples are used to measure the ESR.
Who and Why should you take these tests
It is very important for us to keep a regular check on these markers as any inflammation and infection which if not controlled in time can lead to sepsis and death results.
Sepsis affects approximately 1.7 million adults in the United States each year and potentially contributes to more than 250 000 deaths.
Same is the case with malignancy, Tuberculosis , cancers and joint disease. The progression of all of these is monitored by ESR
Inflammatory diseases can affect us in following ways
If they are not monitored timely, they can lead to infection of multiple organs and lead to infection of blood which results in the mortality
If you have following symptoms get yourself checked immediately
If you are old, having family history of cancers, malignancy, joint disorders and respiratory illness, it is mandatory for you to get yourself checked time and again
Moreover following symptoms can be alarming and can demand these days
Weakness , fatigue, cough, myalgias, fever, cancer, headache , liver and kidney diseases, pain, chills, nausea, vomiting, unexplained exhaustion .
How to read them
The results of C- reactive protein are interpreted as
- Moderately High is 6-100mg/dl
- Severely High is above 100mg/dl
By using these values we can interpret different diseases as its values are variable in different diseases and can reach a peak of 300mg/dl in case of cancer
The results of ESR are interpreted as
- Its normal values are below 18mm/hr
- Raised above 100mm/hr in cancers, Joint infections and Chronic respiratory illness.
Please Stop taking anti-inflammatory and steroid medicines for few days prior to test as they may cause alteration in the test results