C-reactive protein (CRP)
is made in the liver and can be used to test inflammation of the liver much faster.
C-reactive protein (CRP) Overview
C-reactive protein (CRP) is produced by the liver when there is acute inflammation and tissues are destroyed in the body. CRP usually rises within 6 hours of the start of inflammation, allowing inflammation to be confirmed much sooner.
CRP is measured in milligram per deciliter (mg/dL). A normal level for CRP is less than 0.8 mg/dL.
No fasting is usually required before the test, although some laboratories do require a fast for 4-12 hours before the test. Water intake is allowed.