Blood Tests what does the results mean?

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I picked up my blood results today and they tell me protein levels are high again, but they say your levels are always up and down.

My crohns has been active now for 2 years, can someone explain what all the words and numbers mean on my IBM treatment Record card? What makes a flare up or not?

Thanks Twiglet12

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    Most likely by protein levels they mean C-reactive protein (CRP) which is the test they use to show whether there is any inflammation. The levels change quite quickly depending on how you are doing, hence why they go up and down. If it is CRP upto 10 is normal & increasing above that indicates severity of inflammation. There are lots of tests routinely done but this is most likely what you're asking about now.
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    Just to add it's for inflammatory marks, so if you have a cold they can be high as well as flaring, for me they always check my iron levels and my weight for a flare

    i hope this helps


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    Thanks for your comments, I'm been to see the consultant today he said bloods are ok, now been put on iron tables, already taking vitamin D, b12 injection, monthly, azathioprine 50mg and multivitamins. It does sound like I picked up a cold/flu. They took some bloods, testing azathioprine, got to do a breath test for bacterial infection? Anyone had one of these? And a Bone density test. Thanks NHS, you are fantastic, keep up the good work.
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