Relation of C reactive protein to cardiovascular risk factors

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7054.428b (Published 17 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:428

Assays would have to be developed to measure C reactive protein

  1. W A C Sewell,
  2. S E Marshall,
  3. A G Bird,
  4. H M Chapel
  1. Registrar in immunology Senior registrar in immunology Consultant immunologist Consultant immunologist Department of Immunology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford OX3 7LJ

    EDITOR,—M A Mendall and colleagues' paper raises the question of the role of the inflammatory response in cardiovascular disease.1 To avoid immunology and other laboratories being swamped with inappropriate requests for measurements of C reactive protein concentrations it is important to emphasise that the authors' study looked at measurements that are within the conventional normal range. Many laboratories …

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