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QuikRead go CRP contributes to fulfilling antibiotic stewardship programmes

NICE issued its medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on QuikRead go CRP in September 2016. It stated that QuikRead go CRP provides rapid results with a reading time of 2 minutes and is very suitable for primary care where it would be used by GPs or nurse practitioners to help guide appropriate prescribing of antibiotics for people with lower respiratory tract infection.

The studies used as evidence in MIB reported reduced antibiotic prescribing rates compared with standard care. QuikRead go CRP also had a similar accuracy as a standard laboratory CRP test in detecting pneumonia.

Read more: https://www.nice.org.uk/advice/mib78

QuikRead go tests are distributed in the UK by Roche Diagnostics Limited: https://www.roche.co.uk/

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QuikRead go® CRP

Test before prescribing

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. Read more: QuikRead go CRP and QuikRead go CRP+Hb

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