In vitro diagnostics (IVD)
Labmaster LUCIA™ CRP Kit for Whole Blood Samples
The Labmaster LUCIA™ CRP test is an in vitro near-patient diagnostic test used for the quantitative determination of C-reactive protein (CRP) from whole blood to assess the inflammatory status of the body. The CRP Kit is to be used with the semi-automated Labmaster LUCIA™ Analyzer by healthcare professionals.
|Sample Type||Whole Blood|
|Sample Volume||5 µL|
|Measuring Time||6 minutes|
|Measuring Range||5–200 mg/L|
|Storage||+2 – +8 °C|
- Point-of-care test based on fingertip blood sample
- Quick result in only 6 minutes
- Easy handling, only a few steps needed
- All-in-one test kit, reagents and washing buffer included
- Applied together, the Labmaster LUCIA™ CRP and MxA tests provide an efficient method for differentiation of viral and bacterial acute respiratory tract infections. This helps to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance.
|LM42||Labmaster LUCIA™ CRP Kit for Whole Blood Samples||CE-marked IVD||Each kit contains 40 ready-to-use tests|
Contents of the kit:
|CRP Cassette||40 pcs|
|CRP Dilution tube for Whole Blood Sample||1.5 mL x 40 pcs|
|CRP NFC Card||1 pc|
|Li-heparin coated capillaries (5 µL)||2 x 50 pcs|
|Plungers for capillaries||2 x 50 pcs|
|CRP Instructions for Use and Quick Guide||1 pc|
The following components are required but not included in the kit:
|Labmaster LUCIA™ Analyzer||LM26|
|Labmaster LUCIA™ Analyzer Instructions for Use||LM28|
|Lancets for fingertip blood sample||N/A|
CRP is a well-established acute phase protein which has been used in routine diagnostic testing for decades. In healthy individuals, the concentration of CRP is low, whereas bacterial infections and tissue damage cause an increase in the CRP level. CRP level increases rapidly and elevated values can be detected within 6–12 hours from the beginning of inflammation. The change of CRP concentration has been proven to be a sensitive indicator of the effect of antibiotic treatment (i–iv).
(i) Harrison M. 2015. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein. Aust Prescr 38; 93–94.
(ii) U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 2005. Review Criteria for assessment of C-reactive protein (CRP), High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and Cardiac C-reactive protein (cCRP) assays.
(iii) Volanakis J. 2001. Human C-reactive protein: expression, structure, and function. Mol Immunol 38: 189–197.
(iv) Gewurz H. et al. 1982. C-reactive protein and the acute phase response. Adv intern Med. 27; 345–372.
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