A study on C reactive protein among diabetic patients
Author(s): Dr. Bhaskara and Dr. Sharana Basava H
Abstract: CRP has a relatively long half-life of 18 to 20 h, owing to its stable pentraxin structure. In addition, CRP levels are stable as these do not exhibit diurnal variations or variations in relation to food intake. In the past decade, high-sensitivity assays with rapid turnaround times for measurement have become available. High-sensitivity assay techniques such as immunonephelometry, immunoturbidimetry, high-sensitivity enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and resonant acoustic profiling (RAP) can detect CRP with a sensitivity range of 0.01 to 10 mg/ l. The previously formulated proforma used to collect the clinical and demographic details of the samples. Detailed history related to the present as well as a thorough history pertaining to other diseases were taken. Each patient was enquired about previous drug history, coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes and any other comorbid conditions.