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Test Description

Inflammatory Blood Test
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.

How to Test for Inflammation?
The following panel of Blood tests help check for infection and inflammation.
  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP Inflammation Test)
  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR Blood Test)

C- Reactive Protein (CRP): It is a 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: ESR Blood test is 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 Inflammation Test?
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. 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 that are quite fatal.
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 blood test.
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

Signs & Symptoms of Inflammatory Disorders:
The following symptoms can be alarming and can demand these days immediate testing;
Weakness , fatigue, cough, myalgias, fever, cancer, headache , liver and kidney diseases, pain, chills, nausea, vomiting, unexplained exhaustion .

How to Read The Reports
  • Normal Range is 0-6mg/dl
  • 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

  • Its normal values are below 18mm/hr
  • Raised above 100mm/hr in cancers, Joint infections and Chronic respiratory illness.
Special Instructions
Please Stop taking anti-inflammatory and steroid medicines for few days prior to test as they may cause alteration in the test results