QuikRead go CRP with capillaries and plungers, 50 tests

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QuikRead go CRP

  • QuikRead go CRP
  • Description
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    QuikRead go CRP is a fast and simple rapid test for quantitative determination of C-reactive protein (CRP) in whole blood, serum and plasma with the QuikRead go instrument. The test gives reliable results within minutes and speeds up the path to the right diagnosis.

    Accurate measurement of C-reactive protein (CRP) can be critical in the clinical management of a patient with symptoms of infection. The fast and easy-to-use QuikRead go CRP test can be performed near the patient and the CRP result is immediately available to support the diagnosis. The QuikRead go CRP test helps target those who benefit from antibiotics and can also be very valuable in monitoring the outcome of the treatment.

    The QuikRead go system is especially designed for use in primary healthcare settings. The ready-to-use system, consisting of an instrument and reagent kits, provides fast, accurate results. The healthcare professional can choose from a variety of QuikRead go tests to get the most out of the QuikRead go system.

    QuikRead go CRP provides you with

    Reliable results

    • High quality: comparable to laboratory test results
    • Reproducible CRP results within a range of 5 - 200 mg/l

    Quick results

    • Results within 2 minutes

    Easiness of use

    • No manual steps
    • Automatic hematocrit correction
    • Performed on a finger-prick blood sample. Venous blood, plasma or serum can also be used

    Test results should never be used alone, without a complete clinical evaluation.

    QuikRead go CRP is not registered in the USA.

    Technical data

    Use: For in vitro diagnostic use

    Method: Immunoturbidimetric

    Sample type: Whole blood, serum, plasma

    Instrument information: QuikRead go Instrument

    Time to result: 2 minutes

    Reading of the result: Instrument read

    Storage: 2 - 8 °C

    Additionally needed: QuikRead go Instrument, Capillaries, Plungers, QuikRead CRP Control, QuikRead go CRP Control high

    Registration: Not registered in the USA

    Registered trademark: QuikRead go is a registered trademark of Orion Diagnostica Oy

    About C-reactive protein (CRP)

    CRP (C-reactive protein) is an acute phase protein synthesized in the liver. Production of CRP is rapidly induced in response to infection, inflammation and tissue injury. Measurement of CRP may be helpful in the clinical management of a patient with symptoms of an infection. When evaluated in the light of the patient’s clinical condition, measurement of CRP can assist healthcare professionals in differentiating between bacterial and viral infections and in rationalising antibiotic therapy. Monitoring CRP levels also provides an objective means for assessing treatment response, as CRP levels fall rapidly as a result of an effective therapy.

    Antibiotics and CRP

    Antibiotics are a cornerstone of the management of bacterial infections. 80 - 90% of antibiotics are prescribed in primary care, and up to 80% of these are used to treat acute respiratory tract infections. It is estimated that 50% of all antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary. Although most acute respiratory tract infections, both upper and lower, are caused by viruses and although antibiotics offer at best a modest benefit, they are frequently used to treat these conditions. Unnecessary and inappropriate use of antibiotics favours the emergence and spread of resistant bacteria. Antibiotic resistance is a major public health concern, which could cause harm to a large number of patients worldwide if infections are no longer susceptible to common medicines used to treat them. Therefore, antibiotics should be used with caution and only when absolutely necessary.

    The use of antibiotics in primary care varies considerably between countries, which is unlikely to be caused by differences in the frequency of bacterial infections. A clear correlation between the use of antibiotics and the emergence of antibiotic resistance has been observed. Restricting inappropriate and excessive antibiotic use may contribute to slowing down or even reversing the development of antibiotic resistance.

    The QuikRead go CRP test helps healthcare professionals to identify those patients who need - and particularly those who do not need - antibiotic therapy. It is also important to know whether the antibiotics will affect the course of the illness. QuikRead go CRP is useful for following up the effect of treatment. With accurate information, patients can be more easily reassured that symptomatic treatment will be sufficient. On the other hand, a high QuikRead go CRP reading would suggest a bacterial infection requiring antibiotic treatment.

     Frequently asked questions

    Is it possible to use QuikRead CRP kits for QuikRead go?

    No, for QuikRead go you can only use QuikRead go CRP kits. QuikRead go requires a bar code on the cuvette, whereas QuikRead 101 uses a magnetic card.

    The QuikRead go instrument gives me a result of > 200 mg/l, but I would like to get an exact CRP result. Is it possible?

    When using plasma/serum samples you can dilute the sample with 0.9 % NaCl before adding it to the cuvette. The recommended dilution is 1+3. Remember to multiply the result by 4.

    I accidentally left a QuikRead go CRP kit at room temperature for a weekend. Can I still use it?

    Yes, you can use the kit. The kit can be stored at room temperature (18 - 25 °C) for one month. If it is used at room temperature during daily working hours (7.5 hours) and stored at 2 - 8 °C after finishing work, the kit will remain stable for 3 months.

    Can I use controls other than QuikRead CRP Controls with the QuikRead go CRP kit?

    Yes, you can use other commercially available controls. The acceptable control limits must be defined with the precision results gained with the QuikRead go instrument. The blanking process might not succeed if you use a control which contains artificial red blood cells because they might not haemolyse normally.

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