infectious disease test kit / hs-CRP / serum / whole blood
for infectious diseases
serum, whole blood
latex agglutination, immunoturbidimetric
C-reactive Protein (CRP) is the best known among the acute-phase proteins, a group of proteins whose concentration increases in blood as a response to inflammatory disorders.
A growing number of studies have examined that a more sensitive test, the so called hsCRP (high sensitive CRP), can predict recurrent cardiovascular disease, stroke and even death in different settings. High levels of hsCRP consistently predict recurrent coronary events in patients with unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction (heart attack).
Higher hsCRP levels also are associated with lower survival rates in these patients.
Kinetic determination of the concentration of CRP by photometric measurement at 546 nm or 700 nm of antigen-antibody reaction between antibodies to human CRP bound to polystyrene particles and CRP present in the sample.