What tests are out there to measure inflammation?



c reactive protein, LpPla2 come to mind first.

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is sometimes noncorrrelated with CRP and therefore independently helpful to detect some kinds of inflammation.
and any acute phase reactant (ferritin, for example) will also rise with overall levels of inflammation.



One test for inflammation is the C-reactive protein measurement. Some clinicians are advocating including it routinely, as another part of the cholesterol screening. One crimp in such a plan: The CRP test detects any inflammation, no matter where it is. A skinned knee, flu, arthritis and infections are common causes of elevated CRP. Getting to the root can take some time and require multiple tests.

People with a normal or slightly elevated cholesterol profile might benefit from having a CRP test done since it may suggest another risk factor for heart disease. But overall, experts suggest most people shouldn’t ask for or expect a CRP. This may change, but for now the data is unclear.

This is something I’ve been looking into but haven’t got to the bottom of.

hs-CRP is a useful broad marker for assessing overall problems or potential for problems. However, it is not elevated in all situations - e.g. some autoimmune issues.

Other markers that are looked at in studies are Tumor Necrosis Factor (TnF), IL-6 (interleukin 6) and other cytokines.

ESR Test, CRP Test are done .
You can easily treat inflammation by maintaining blood pressure; maintaing cholesterol; stopping tobacco; and, for diabetics, controlling your glucose.