|Blood Test by Doctor||One-off £35 admin fee (per visit)|
– plus labaratory cost (select your blood test for prices).
– £5 surcharge on weekends
To See Our Main Blood testing section for this, please visit Biochemistry Blood Testing page.
This is a non specific test and is used to detect inflammation or infection in the body. It cannot tell where the inflammation is or what condition is causing it. It is used together with other blood tests (such as an Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate [ESR]) and your symptoms and signs to establish if you have an acute or a chronic inflammatory condition.
The Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) also rises in the presence of inflammation, but CRP rises faster and decreases more rapidly than the ESR.
If a CRP is initially elevated and then falls, it indicates that your inflammation/ infection is subsiding and/ or responding to treatment.