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C-Reactive Protein

 C-Reactive Protein (9873-14) Review the theory of acute phase proteins and their role in innate immunity. The CRP test has had applications in assisting in the diagnosis of many disease states and these are reviewed. Version Date: March 2014

Code 9873-14
Level Advanced

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PEP hours: 12
CPS credits: 0.6
Level: Advanced
Course Type: Express

Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email

Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the major functions of the innate immune system
  • Tabulate the most important acute phase reactant proteins and their probable function
  • Outline the structure of CRP and its major properties
  • List the clinical situations where there is only minor elevation of CRP in the blood
  • Describe the role of CRP in screening for inflammatory disease and monitoring inflammation
  • Briefly describe the advantages of the CRP compared to the ESR in monitoring inflammation
  • Describe the briefly principle of methods used to measure CRP
  • In detail describe the limitations of the latex agglutination method
  • List in general terms the sensitivity of the various methods available to measure CRP
  • Describe the sensitivity differences between CRP and hsCRP methods
  • Outline the evidence that supports CRP as a marker in acute coronary syndromes
  • List any other clinical states that the CRP test may have clinical utility
  • Describe the role that hsCRP results may have in stratification of cardiovascular disease
  • Discuss the role that hsCRP plays in cardiovascular diseases

Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H)
Version Date: March 2014