This test is used for the detection of presence of any kind of infection, inflammation and abnormal growth of cells (tumors). This test is used for the screening of any kind of post-operative infection in the wounds and also used to monitor the effects of anti-inflammatory drug treatments in patients. Increase in CRP is proportional to progression of disease/inflammation. CRP is more sensitive than ESR and is also being used for the preliminary diagnosis of patients susceptible to develop heart diseases.
LabEspy recommends Save On Labs, Walk-In Lab, Ulta Lab Tests for this test.