> There’s a test that shows doctors if antibiotics will work or not - so why isn’t it being used?
There’s a test that shows doctors if antibiotics will work or not - so why isn’t it being used?
Interesting reading on the usefulness of point-of-care CRP in helping the doctor decide if antibiotics should be prescribed or not and why there remains barriers to it’s adoption in some countries:
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