Deciding whether a patient has a bacterial or viral infection can be challenging, and gives the clinician some difficult decisions to make on how to diagnose and treat the patient.
Antimicrobial resistance is a growing threat to medicine and it is imperative that the healthcare community, particularly in primary care, ensures that antibiotics are prescribed appropriately.
The use of CRP diagnostic tests at the point of care are becoming more popular as a useful decision making tool for the clinician. CRP levels rise rapidly in response to an infection, with levels much higher if this infection is bacterial.
The Actim CRP rapid test gives an on the spot semi-quantitative result for CRP in just 5 minutes from a small fingerprick sample. Requiring no laboratory equipment, the Actim CRP rapid test is extremely easy to use and cost effective; making it the perfect solution for primary care.
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