There are two blood tests that are commonly used in medicine to screen for or monitor inflammation within the body. Inflammation is the body's own response at a microscopic level to particular illnesses or injuries, and is part of the process of the body trying to heal itself.
If your doctor suspects you may have an infection or inflammation then they may recommend a CRP or ESR blood test. Do not worry about determining for yourself which if any blood test you need. This is something that your doctor will be able to determine and explain during your consultation.
All our blood tests are available same day with some of the fastest results in London. One of our doctors will take the time to explain to you what your test results mean and put in place any appropriate next steps based on those results.
Please note: a GP consultation fee is payable online at the time of booking. Any tests which you require will be chargeable on top during your consultation with the doctor.
|Code||Test||Cost||Lab results *||Notes|
|CRP||C Reactive Protein||£43||Same day(if by 1pm Mon-Fri)|
|DL9M||Senior Male Profile||£406||2 working days|
Biochemistry (24 Parameters) & Haematology Profile PLUS
|DL9F||Senior Female Profile||£415||2 working days|
Biochemistry (24 Parameters) & Haematology Profile PLUS
|HCRP||C Reactive Protein (High Sensitivity)||£51||Same day(if by 1pm Mon-Fri)|
|VIP1||Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Profile||£332||5 working days|
Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody Profile
|DL2L||DL2L Biochemistry (24 Parameters) & Haematology Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol||£70||Next working day|
As DL2 plus plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol
|DL3||DL3 Haematology Profile||£38||Next working day|
FBC with 5-part Diff
|DL6L||DL6L General Well Person Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol||£126||Next working day|
As DL6 plus plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol
|ESR||ESR||£35||Next working day|
|DL7L||Well Man Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol||£160||Next working day|
As DL7 plus plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol
|DL8L||Well Woman Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol||£160||Next working day|
As DL8 plus plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol
This is only a small sample of the many blood tests which DocTap provide. Our expert doctors can advise you during your consultation on the most appropriate tests for your condition. View all blood tests.
* Please note that the lab results are estimates and can vary. Tests taken after 1pm will be classified as the following day for timing purposes. You will receive a written analysis of your results within 1 working day of them being available from the laboratory. If you have multiple tests then we shall wait to report on them together unless the first results highlight any reason for concern. Sometimes the preliminary results will determine that additional tests need to be carried out on your sample. If this is the case then your results will take longer. There is no additional charge for this service.
DocTap seek to provide the most convenient, fastest, effective and best value private blood testing service in London. With 12 blood test centres across London and same day appointments available 7 days a week, it has never been easier to book a esr or crp test. We are proud to partner with The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) which has a worldwide reputation for excellence.
Unlike many blood test clinics, you will see a UK accredited GP who will be able to offer their expert option on what test is most appropriate for you. Your results will also be accompanied by a written analysis of what they mean and what your doctor advises you to do next. Should additional treatment be required, or if you simply wish to discuss the results in more detail, then you can book a 15 minute follow up consultation for only £25. This can either be at any DocTap clinic or over the phone. When booking your follow up consultation you can request to see you original doctor if you wish (subject to their availability).
Should you require a full consulation before deciding to have a esr or crp test then there may be insufficient time to also take a blood sample in the appointment. In that case you can choose to either go to our walk in laboratory by Oxford Street (£15 phlebotomy fee applies) or to make a second appointment for the doctor to take the bloods.
When an area is inflamed there is a change in the protein levels in the blood. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR blood tests) and the C-reactive protein (CRP) blood tests detect these chemical changes.
In general the higher the result - the greater the degree of inflammation. The CRP blood test measures one particular protein, whereas the ESR blood test measures several proteins. The CRP tends to rise more quickly in inflammation than the ESR and also comes down more quickly after treatment. These tests cannot tell the doctor exactly where the problem is. But, used in conjunction with the clinical details and examination of a patient, they can give the doctor information about the likely cause of the problem and guide treatment. They can also help to monitor the course of the disease, and track whether a patient is responding to treatment.
The ESR and CRP can rise with any condition that causes inflammation including infections (mainly bacterial), inflammatory joint conditions (like rheumatoid arthritis and gout), inflammatory bowel conditions (like ulcerative colitis), connective tissue disorders (like lupus) and traumatic injuries or burns.See a GP for a ESR or CRP test now
Very easy to get an appointment for the same day, and the doctor was professional and friendly.Saturday, September 14, 2019
NOSaturday, September 14, 2019
ExcellentSaturday, September 14, 2019
I needed to be checked by a doctor as soon as possible and DocTap just saved me. Really nice doctor, I am really satisfied with the service !Friday, September 13, 2019
I’m so glad I came here . I booked a couple of hours before coming and actually, it was so easy . Outstanding place and professional people . After a few minutes I solved my issue. Really appreciated.Friday, September 13, 2019
Excellent service!Thursday, September 12, 2019
Great service and expertise, I will definitely be using this service again.Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Great and convenient serviceTuesday, September 10, 2019
Excellent service and excellent doctor. Thank youMonday, September 9, 2019
Excellent service easy to book an appointment 7 days a week as a tourist visiting London falling ill on a Sunday this was excellent and doctor so kindMonday, September 9, 2019
The doctor was excellent she gave me first class treatment I felt I had all her attention. They were also able to provide the medication required. The whole process was quick easy and affective.Monday, September 9, 2019
Dr. Stevenson was very professional and knowledgeable. Overall a pleasant experience. I received all the information and treatment I came for.Monday, September 9, 2019
Just like to say I was so please with the doctor she was lovely and very helpful Dr Ade Adeniyi brilliant, I would definitely recommend and use the service again.Sunday, September 8, 2019
Doctor was very personal and asked many questions without being overbearing. I was surprisingly impressedFriday, September 6, 2019
The the doctor we saw Elisabeth she was very good and kind person I'm happy with the service as well.thanks .Friday, September 6, 2019
Dr Kumar was super patient with us as my mom doesn’t quite understand English. It was her second time to see doctor at DocTap with diagnoses of shingle. Dr Kumar took time to explain my mom’a concern and bear with us while I did the translation to my mom. Thank you Dr Kumar!!Thursday, September 5, 2019
Efficient, effective, excellent. Dr Sinclair manner was just superb!! Happy patient indeed.Thursday, September 5, 2019
Dr Ndlovu was extremely helpful and listened to my concerns. She was very thorough and gave me some very useful advice on my health.Thursday, September 5, 2019
Excellent, highly recommendedThursday, September 5, 2019
Brilliant service. Friendly Doctor with time to discuss everything I wanted. I would definitely recommend and use againThursday, September 5, 2019
Very easy to book and a great service. Would highly recommend.Thursday, September 5, 2019
An amazing service.Wednesday, September 4, 2019
It was a good experience. Dr. was patient and quite detailed.Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Bank location wasn't to easy to findWednesday, September 4, 2019
I highly recommend DocTap to anyone and everyone. Convenient, great service and professionalism, extremely easy and efficient booking process, all priced at a level that doesn't cause heart palpitations. Go for it! I did, and think it is an excellent proposition.Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Perfect service - will use you againWednesday, September 4, 2019
Easy booking process, clean environment, doctor really professional.Tuesday, September 3, 2019
All perfect and efficient in just 30 minutes from booking to appointment.Tuesday, September 3, 2019
My Dr. was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. I was able to book my appointment quickly and wait under 5 minutes to be seen.Monday, September 2, 2019
So quick and easy. Really efficient service and excellent doctor.Monday, September 2, 2019
Our doctors are available now and can perform diagnosis and blood tests for over 1000 conditions. To see a GP regarding a ESR or CRP test or for any other reason book an appointment now and start feeling better right away.