Blood testing for C-Reactive protein (CRP) is used in primary care in many countries to differentiate between bacterial and viral infections and thereby whether antibiotic treatment is merited as viral infections do not respond to conventional antibiotics. Axis-Shield offers an assay for CRP on both Afinion and NycoCard systems. The Axis-Shield Afinion analyser is very convenient to use and provides a CRP result within 3 minutes of the taking of a fingerstick blood sample. If the CRP level is low the patient is unlikely to have a bacterial infection and thus there is little point in prescribing antibiotics.
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Last Updated : 03/16/2013