Heparin Binding Protein (HBP)
Assess systemic inflammation and infection, particularly in the context of sepsis
- 15 min15 minutes
- 95 British pounds£95
- 305 Neasden Lane, London NW10 1QR, UK
Biomarker: HBP Sample: BLOOD Results: 2 HRS Phlebotomy fee: £10 HBP test measures the level of heparin-binding protein in the blood. Heparin-binding protein is a protein that is produced by neutrophils, a type of white blood cell. It is involved in the inflammatory response and can also be used as a marker of sepsis. The HBP test is often used to diagnose sepsis, a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body's response to infection goes into overdrive. Sepsis can cause inflammation throughout the body, which can lead to organ failure. Sepsis is a complex condition with various symptoms and can affect different organ systems. Some common symptoms of sepsis may include: -- Fever or abnormally low body temperature -- Rapid heart rate -- Rapid breathing or shortness of breath -- Confusion or altered mental status -- Extreme fatigue or weakness -- Decreased urine output -- Abnormal blood clotting or bleeding It is important to note that the HBP test is just one tool used in the evaluation of sepsis, and a comprehensive clinical assessment is necessary for diagnosis and treatment. Other tests, such as blood cultures, complete blood count (CBC), and other inflammatory markers, are often performed to assist in the diagnosis and management of sepsis.
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305 Neasden Lane, London NW10 1QR, UK