High values of this 'inflammatory marker' are associated with inflammation from some cause. It is not an exact test, it is nonspecific. Very high readings are associated with polymyalgia rheumatica, a painful muscle ache affecting usually the upper arms or legs, and temporal arteritis - inflammation of the temporal artery which usually presents with severe headache in the temple area. Arthritis and infection can also lead to a raised inflammatory marker.
This confidential blood assay for C Reactive Protein, CRP, is offered at more than thirty-two Spire locations that we refer our patients to across England, Scotland and Wales.
Included in each request for C Reactive Protein is a Doctors Referral, all Phlebotomy fees (your blood is taken at a Private Hospital), all laboratory fees and includes our GP comments.