C-Reactive Protein (CRP) - Serum

C-Reactive Protein (CRP) - Serum


C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation It can be caused by a wide variety of conditions, from infection to cancer. The CRP test measures the amount of C reactive Protein in the blood.

This Test Includes

C-Reactive Protein (CRP) - Serum

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

Lactate Dehydrogenase may be ordered along with other tests when your Doctor suspects that a condition/disease is causing some degree of cellular or tissue damage. Elevated levels may be seen in hemolytic anemia, acute liver/kidney disease, Muscle injury, Intestinal/heart/lung infarction, pancreatitis, fractured bone, sever shock 


What is this test

Lactate dehydrogenase (LD or LDH) is an enzyme that is found in almost all of the body's cells, with the highest being in cells of heart, liver, lungs, muscle, kidney and blood cells. Generally, only small amounts of Lactate dehydrogenase is detected in blood. Lactate dehydrogenase is released into the blood when the cells are damaged.