C-Reactive Protein (What Is It?)
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C-Reactive Protein (What Is It?)

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein made by the liver. CRP levels in the blood increase when there is a condition causing inflammation somewhere in the body. A CRP test measures the amount of CRP in the blood to detect inflammation due to acute conditions or to monitor the severity of disease in chronic conditions. CRP is a non-specific indicator of inflammation and…