Inflammation Profile


Inflammation Profile

An inflammation profile refers to a set of blood tests that help assess the presence and extent of inflammation in the body. Inflammation is a natural and necessary response to injury or infection, but chronic inflammation can be associated with various health conditions, including autoimmune diseases, infections, and chronic inflammatory disorders. The inflammation profile typically includes a combination of markers that indicate the presence and severity of inflammation. Some common markers included in an inflammation profile are:

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR or Sed Rate):

ESR measures the rate at which red blood cells settle in a tube of blood. Elevated ESR levels can indicate the presence of inflammation, but like CRP, it doesn’t specify the cause.

White Blood Cell Count (WBC):

An increase in the number of white blood cells, known as leukocytosis, can be a sign of infection or inflammation. Specific types of white blood cells may be elevated in response to different inflammatory conditions.


Ferritin is a protein that stores iron in the body. Elevated levels can be indicative of inflammation, as the body may release more ferritin during the inflammatory response.

Sample Requirement

Blood Sample Type:

Venous Blood: A venous blood sample is most commonly used for Inflammation Profile. It is drawn from a vein, usually in the arm, using a needle and a collection tube.