This article will discuss what an inflammation panel is, how to know if you need one, its potential benefits, and how testing works.
What is an inflammation panel?
An inflammation panel checks inflammation indicators due to diet, diseases, environmental toxins, stress, and other factors.
An inflammation panel is made up of five different tests:
- C-reactive protein (CRP)
- Creatine kinase (CK)
- Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)
- Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
High amounts of CRP can indicate inflammation that an infection or an autoimmune disorder may cause.
A CK test can diagnose muscular injuries and diseases such as muscular dystrophy and rhabdomyolysis.
High homocysteine levels in your blood may mean you have heart disease, a rare inherited disorder, vitamin B6, B12, or folic acid deficiency.
An LDH test can detect tissue damage and diagnose disorders that cause tissue damage, such as anemia, lung disease, liver disease, and some infections.
An ESR test measures the rate red blood cells settle at the bottom of a test tube. They usually settle rather slowly. If your red blood cells settle unusually quickly, this may indicate inflammation.
How do I know if I need an inflammation panel?
You should have an inflammation panel done if you have inflammation symptoms or health conditions caused by inflammation.
What are the potential benefits?
The benefits of an inflammation panel are that it will help your doctor determine if inflammation or a related condition is causing your symptoms. Once you and your doctor know what is causing your inflammation or a similar condition, it can be effectively treated so you will not suffer from symptoms as much.
How does testing work?
An inflammation panel requires that you give a blood sample. The blood sample will then be sent to a lab to undergo all the tests we have discussed. When the results are ready, a medical professional will contact you to discuss your results and any treatment or medication you may need.
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