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C-Reactive protein Control2020-09-03T08:58:01+02:00

CRP Quality Controls (C-reactive Protein)

Acute phase protein CRP

The acute-phase protein C-reactive protein (CRP) is a pentraxin. It is part of the body’s own defense system and it is produced in the liver. Acute phase proteins are defined as proteins whose blood concentration increases as a result of inflammatory reactions. The CRP is a non-specific inflammation marker, the concentration of CRP in the blood can be used to determine the severity, but not the type of inflammatory disease. After the inflammation subsides, the CRP level rapidly decrease to normal.

Quality Controls for the early inflammatory reaction

The Duotrol® CRP quality controls are available in seven different concentration ranges (7 levels) to provide an accurate estimate of the individual increase in CRP concentration of a patient. During acute inflammation, the CRP in the blood usually increases 10 to 100 times within a few hours, depending on the severity of the inflammation. The most significant increase occurs with bacterial infections. Chronic inflammation results in a permanent, less pronounced activation of CRP.

Immunological turbidity test for the quantitative determination of human C-reactive protein

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