Inflammatory markers are biomarkers that are used to assess someone for:
- Any presence/absence of inflammatory diseases.
- Any activity of the known disease.
These inflammatory markers can show the inflammation in the body but do not identify what is causing it. For COVID-19 it is advised to take the inflammation test for positive patients.
- C-reactive protein (CRP) Test:
CRP test for COVID-19 measures the amount of C- reactive protein, a type of substance produced by your liver when there is high inflammation in the body. If you are tested positive for COVID-19, your body produces an excessive amount of C-reactive proteins.
- LDH (Kinetic) test:
This test is used to measure the level of LDH in your blood and other body fluids. LDH plays an important role in building energy in your body. LDH is usually found in tissues of your blood, lungs, heart, brain and lungs.
- Serum Ferritin test:
This test measures the amount of ferritin in your body. Ferritin is a protein that helps your cells store iron in them. This test determines if your iron levels are within the normal range.
- ESR Test:
Generally, our red blood cells sediment at the bottom of the test tube at a slow rate. A faster than normal sedimentation of red blood cells means high inflammation in blood tests.
Complete blood test:
A Complete blood test measures the various components of the blood and if they are present in adequate quantities.
D dimer test:
D dimer test is used to rule out the presence of any serious blood clot in your body.
Inflammation can cause serious blood clots in your body and to understand that, the D dimer test is performed.
Liver function test:
A liver function test is used to indicate any abnormalities in your liver due to inflammation. A series of blood tests are taken to determine the proteins and enzymes in your blood and how much bile the liver clears out in the blood.
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