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What does it mean if you have a high C-reactive protein?

What does it mean if you have a high C-reactive protein?

C-reactive protein is a substance that the liver makes in response to inflammation. The C-reactive protein test measures the amount of this protein in the blood. The test can help to diagnose acute and chronic conditions that cause inflammation. A wide variety of inflammatory conditions can cause elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, including the following: […]

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What do abnormal ALP levels mean?

What do abnormal ALP levels mean?

Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme that the body uses for a wide range of processes. Using an ALP test, it is possible to measure how much of this enzyme is circulating in a person’s blood. Slightly irregular ALP levels are usually no cause for concern. However, severely abnormal levels can signify a severe underlying […]

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Foods you can eat after a colonoscopy

Foods you can eat after a colonoscopy

The colon or large intestine is a vital part of the digestive tract that needs periodic screenings in older adults. A colonoscopy is a procedure that is carried out to detect any abnormalities in the colon, such as colorectal cancer or polyps that may develop into cancer. Before a person has a colonoscopy, they will […]

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Flexible future of point-of-care disease diagnostic

Flexible future of point-of-care disease diagnostic

The world-wide deployment of biomedical devices for health monitoring, point-of-care diagnostics and environmental sensing is hampered by their high cost that is not readily affordable for e.g. developing countries. The primary task is therefore to reduce the price of the devices and allow for their high-volume delivery in a cost efficient manner, e.g. container transportation. […]