C – reactive protein (CRP) is a native protein synthesized by hepatocytes. It is present in small amounts in normal serum (< 6mg/L). It is named C-reactive protein because it was discovered by its ability to precipitate Pneumococcus C polysaccharide (in 1930).
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C-reactive protein is a substance that the liver makes in response to inflammation. The C-reactive protein test measures the amount of this protein in the blood. The test can help to diagnose acute and chronic conditions that cause inflammation.