Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "We developed an analyzer-free POCT system for measuring WBC and CRP using a low volume blood sample. The POCT-WBC is based on the granulocyte esterase assay, while the POCT-CRP is based on the immunochromatographic assay. These kits were examined for precision as well as correlation with currently used popular commercial automated assays. The correlations were clinically analyzed in children with acute infection (n = 62; mean age 4.2 y). The correlations regarding the monitoring of values were further examined in several follow-up subjects. The POCT-WBC and POCT-CRP kits demonstrated good precision. POCT-WBC exhibited a significantly close correlation with those of the control assay (r = 0.94, p< 0.05). The results of POCT-CRP also exhibited a significantly close correlation with those of the control assay (r = 0.94, p< 0.05). In the follow-up study, the results of the respective kits were similar to those of the control assays."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The POCT-WBC and POCT-CRP are promising tools for assessing infection in clinical practice."
For more information on this research see: Development of a new point-of-care testing system for measuring white blood cell and C-reactive protein levels in whole blood samples. Clinica Chimica Acta, 2014;433():145-149. Clinica Chimica Acta can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae
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