Regardless of its origin, any condition associated with inflammation is accompanied by an increase in serum C-reactive protein levels. This study compared the results of a rapid test for the bedside assay of C-reactive protein (QuikRead CRP, Orion Corporation, Orion Diagnostica, Espoo, Finland) with those of a standard laboratory assay in samples taken from 231 children aged less than 14 years (126 males; median age 4.7 years) attending the Emergency Department of Milan University's Institute of Pediatrics because of acute respiratory infection. The two methods showed similar median C-reactive protein levels (standard laboratory assay: 34.7 mg/L, range 4-199 mg/L; QuikRead CRP: 33.3 mg/L, range <8-196 mg/L; p=0.779) and a similar distribution of children with C-reactive protein levels of <20 mg/L, 20-70 mg/L and >70 mg/L. This study shows for the first time that the rapid QuikRead CRP test can be performed at the bedside or in an outpatient clinic and, in less than 5 min, gives the same quantitative results as those obtained using a more complex routine laboratory method. Copyright

Evaluation of a rapid bedside test for quantitative determination of C-reactive protein / S. Esposito, E. Tremolati, E. Begliatti, S. Bosis, L. Gualtieri, N. Principi. - In: CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE. - ISSN 1434-6621. - 43:4(2005), pp. 438-440.

Evaluation of a rapid bedside test for quantitative determination of C-reactive protein

S. Esposito
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E. Tremolati
Secondo
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N. Principi
Ultimo
2005

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Regardless of its origin, any condition associated with inflammation is accompanied by an increase in serum C-reactive protein levels. This study compared the results of a rapid test for the bedside assay of C-reactive protein (QuikRead CRP, Orion Corporation, Orion Diagnostica, Espoo, Finland) with those of a standard laboratory assay in samples taken from 231 children aged less than 14 years (126 males; median age 4.7 years) attending the Emergency Department of Milan University's Institute of Pediatrics because of acute respiratory infection. The two methods showed similar median C-reactive protein levels (standard laboratory assay: 34.7 mg/L, range 4-199 mg/L; QuikRead CRP: 33.3 mg/L, range <8-196 mg/L; p=0.779) and a similar distribution of children with C-reactive protein levels of <20 mg/L, 20-70 mg/L and >70 mg/L. This study shows for the first time that the rapid QuikRead CRP test can be performed at the bedside or in an outpatient clinic and, in less than 5 min, gives the same quantitative results as those obtained using a more complex routine laboratory method. Copyright
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