What Is an Inflammatory Marker in Blood?

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Inflammation is the body's response to injury or infection it can be classified as either acute or chronic. Inflammation of the arteries can be measured using inflammatory markers. When plaque gathers in the arteries, these arteries tend to become inflamed. Once inflammation occurs, Lp-PLA2 (Lipoprotein-associated Phospholipase A2) is released into the blood stream. The PLAC test measures the amount of Lp-PLA2 in the blood. In patients without the common warning signs, if inflammation is occurring in the arteries for some other reason, the Lp-PLA2 test will still measure higher protein levels.
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An inflammatory marker in blood is used to measure inflammation of the arteries. Inflammation is the body's response to injury or infection it can be classified as either acute or chronic. When plaque gathers in the arteries, these arteries tend to become inflamed.
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