Description of CRP test:
Are antibiotics needed? Are antibiotics and treatment effective? Is the infection caused by bacteria? Now you can test CRP at home in just 5 minutes. High level of CRP increase risk of diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
- The high specificity, sensitivity and accuracy
- Semiquantitative levels: <8ng/mL, 8-40ng/mL, 40-100ng/mL, >100ng/mL.
- Accuracy: > 99%
- Ensure the validity of the result
- The test includes an internal control functionality
- Easy and hygienic design
- Simple implementation of test
- Contactless manipulation of the sample (patient’s blood)
CRP test is good to have on hand:
- In places where the doctor is located far away;
- When doctor is not available;
- When you want to save your time and money;
C-reactive protein in the blood (CRP) is a pentameric protein found in the blood plasma that is known to indicate inflammation.
C-reactive protein (CRP) is produced by the liver. The protein may also be synthesized by cells in the vascular wall by the endothelium, smooth muscle cells. Adipose tissues are also known to produce CRP. The gene responsible for the production of the protein is located in the locus 1q23.2 of chromosome 1.
The level of CRP increases when there is inflammation somewhere in the body. C-reactive protein is one of the proteins called “acute phase reactants”. These substances are produced in response to inflammation.
By binding to the phosphocholine on the surface of damaged or necrotized cells and some bacteria the protein activates the complement system, promotes phagocytosis, and therefore the clearing of dead and injured cells and bacteria.
The acute phase response causes the release of cytokines that in turn trigger the synthesis of CRP and fibrinogen by the liver.
The C-reactive protein is known as an early defense system against infections of the innate immunity.
The reference range for C-reactive protein is:
- CRP: 0-10mg/L. Usually, CRP is higher in elderly;
- High-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP): < 3 mg/L;