Increased C-reactive protein concentrations occur much earlier compared to other acute phase reactants. It can be detected in the bloodstream within 4 to 6 hours. For more information on acute phase reactants, please click here [external link]. However, with tissue damage, the concentration levels of C-reactive protein in the blood can double every 6 hours. This rapid response to trauma or infection is the distinguishing feature of CRP. In addition, CRP levels return to normal quickly at the end of an acute episode making CRP useful for both the detection of acute episodes and the monitoring of treatment.
I had LabCorp,a in Mobile Al. run my blood work for me for my Pain management doctor. He requires a blood tox screen every 3 months and not many labs will do it, LabCorp is one that does, and they will bill my insurance. If I go through my doctor’s office I have to pay for the test myself and I cannot afford am on opioid pain medications and have been for a number of years due to a number of medical issues, my doctor knows I take my medication as directed, so he isn’t as concerned as he would be say another patient.
The lab results from LabCorp came back saying that I had no medication in my system. I actually passed a drug test, that is scary! When I called LabCorp and nicely informed them about these results, and asked who I needed to talk to, I was told no one. They didn’t want to talk to me at all! So I called the Lab that did the test, and got the same nasty response. That is not what I expected, at all!I am trying to look for information on where to go for medical board of licensure, that is the only other thing I can think of to do. Like my MD’s said he knows I am taking my meds or I would be really sick.
So just be aware of LabCorp!You may not get what you are really wanting from them!
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