C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Blood Test Results Explained

Following is an example of results of a C-Reactive Protein (CRP) blood test. The reference interval indicates the “normal range” for each of the components and a flag (if present) indicates a specific result that has fallen outside of the normal range.

The CRP blood test measures the amount of C-reactive protein in your blood.  CRP levels are used as a measure of inflammation in the body and are an indicator of infection.  Further, recent research indicates that increased levels of CRP in the blood are also correlated with a increased risk of cardiac disease and heart attack.