Reviewed By: Dr. Kurt Kloss, MD
Last Reviewed Date: May 01, 2018
Last Modified Date: May 01, 2018
Published Date: May 01, 2018
May is designated by the Arthritis Foundation as National Arthritis Awareness Month. Painful inflammation of the joints is the definition of arthritis, a medical condition that affects up to 50 million American adults, creating medical expenses and lost wages that exceed $156 billion a year.
Inflammation can also be a sign of variety of diseases and health conditions, making inflammation testing an important diagnostic tool. To get 25% off inflammation and autoimmune testing, please enter the following coupon code when checking out:
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Inflammation is a sign of your body's natural immune response to an an injury, infection or tissue damage. Blood tests for inflammation measure specific markers of inflammation in your body:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Factor - $18.00 after discount - a marker of inflammation associated with arthritis
- C-Reactive Protein (CRP), Quantitative - $18.75 after discount - measures general inflammation levels
- C-Reactive Protein Highly Sensitive (hs-CRP), Cardiac - $29.25 after discount - helps assess risk for heart disease
- Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) - $20.25 after discount -measures the rate that red blood cells settle to assess for inflammation