Diagnostics are vital in tackling antimicrobial resistance
British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA) emphasizes the role of diagnostics in tackling the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). CRP tests are existing tools which can detect if a patient has a viral or bacterial infection and if antibiotics should be prescribed. POC CRP tests are already in use in several European countries, and thanks to the use of the tests, fewer antibiotics have been prescribed in these countries. The final AMR report of the commission chaired by Lord O’Neill recommended taking a mandatory testing into use in high income countries before antibiotics are prescribed. The situation is not yet optimal even in all European countries. Mrs. Fallowfield, the chair of the BIVDA, sees that many behavioral changes are needed in the UK where the use of CRP tests is still quite low.
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