Tests to Check for Inflammation

The list below provides some examples of the articles available in the InsHeal Content Repository on tests for inflammation. For further details and sample articles, please reach out to us at: insheal@insiwi.co.in.

TestDescription of the test
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)The erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a non-specific indicator of the presence of inflammation in the body. It indicates the presence of an acute or chronic inflammation, but does not specify the exact cause.
C-Reactive Protein / Highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP)The C-reactive protein is a protein whose level in the blood is increased in the presence of inflammation. High levels are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. The levels of hsCRP help to indicate the risk of heart disease in a person without heart disease, and the risk of complications in patients with heart disease.
ProcalcitoninProcalcitonin is a marker that indicates the presence of a bacterial infection in the blood or at a localized site. It helps to differentiate between a bacterial infection and a viral or fungal infection. Very high levels may be noted in medullary cancer of the thyroid.

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