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CRP Test

C-reactive Protein

About the parameter

C-reactive Protein (CRP) is the best known among the acute-phase proteins; a group of proteins whose concentration increases in blood as a response to inflammatory disorders. It increases after only 6 hours in acute inflammatory processes associated with bacterial infections, post operative conditions or tissue damage.

Overview

Principle

Kinetic determination of the concentration of CRP by photometric measurement at 546nm or 700nm of antigen-antibody reaction between antibodies to human CRP bound to polystyrene particles and CRP present in the sample.

Test duration

Test duration takes approx. 3 minutes measuring serum, approx. 4 minutes measuring whole blood.

Method – Measurement Range

This test is an immunoturbidimetric assay with 2 ranges:

Serum/Plasma:
0,5 – 120 mg/l    for 546nm
1,0 – 120 mg/l    for 700nm

Whole blood:
2,0 – 240 mg/l    for 546nm and 700nm

Test specifications

  • haematocrit correction
  • precision
    CV < 3.5% (serum)
    CV < 5.0% (whole blood)
  • linearity
    0,5 – 120 mg/l (serum)
    2,0 – 240 mg/l (whole blood)


Appropriate instruments


Additional information

Simple procedure – 3 quick steps to get CRP test results with highest accuracy

Picture: Take blood sample

Step 1: Take blood sample

Picture: shake the cartridge

Step2: Gently shake the cartridge

Picture: Insert Cartridge, press start. Done !

Step 3: Insert the cartridge, press start. Done!

 

Features and benefits of Eurolyser CRP test with integrated capillary

Highest accuracy:

As accurate as a laboratory test, directly traceable to large laboratory systems.

  • Quantitative results
  • Reproducible CRP result within the 2- 240 mg/l (whole blood) range. This is the broadest range available with a point of care instrument
  • Measuring time is less than 5 minutes

Simple to use:

Easy to operate for specialists as well as for non-laboratory personnel

  • Simply performed on a finger prick blood sample (alternatively venous blood, plasma or serum)
  • No pipetting steps necessary
  • Built-in calibration
  • Instrument with latest LED photometer technology and simple to operate
  • 100 patient data storage
  • LIS or LIM connectivity

Evaluation Studies

Summary

Euroylser CRP is a simple test for quantitative determination of C-reactive protein (CRP) in whole blood, serum or plasma using the Eurolyser smart instrument. Measurement of CRP is helpful in the clinical management of a patient with symptoms of infection.

C-reactive protein (CRP) is the best known among the acute-phase proteins, a group of proteins whose concentration increases in blood as a response to inflammatory disorders. It increases already after 6 hours in acute inflammatory processes associated with bacterial infections, post operative conditions or tissue damage.

When the test is performed at the point of care the result will be available during patient consultation and can effectively guide antibiotic use. The Eurolyser system – consisting of a small instrument and a ready-to-use kit – is specifically designed for use in primary health care settings and is instantly ready for operation, providing immediate test results.

Package insert

More details can be found in the package insert and in the package insert for CRP with integrated capillary.

Please note: All package inserts which can be found and downloaded on this homepage are for general information purposes only! All test, control and calibrator kits have to be processed solely according to the package insert which is delivered with the kit!

Article Number

ST 0100       CRP test kit (containing 32 tests)
ST 0102       CRP test kit with integrated capillary (containing 32 tests)

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