A crp test may be used to help find or monitor inflammation in acute or chronic conditions, including: Infections from bacteria or viruses. Inflammatory bowel disease, disorders of the intestines that include Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and 

What does a high crp test level mean?

A high CRP test result is a sign of acute inflammation. It may be due to serious infection, injury or chronic disease. Your doctor will recommend other tests to determine the cause.

What is a normal CRP level?

In general, the normal CRP level is less than 0.9 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Many factors can affect your CRP level. Minor CRP level elevation may be due to the following conditions or situations: Cigarette smoking. Common cold.‏