The early detection of bacterial infections in patients with fever is diffi cult. CRP is one of the good markers to differentiate between viral & bacterial infections.CRP also is “Most Studied & Explored” by medical researchers throughout globe, although several infl ammatory markers exist. In almost all laboratories, CRP test is conducted using serum sample i.e. after centrifugation in biochemistry analyzer. However, with technology advancement, instruments are available which can test CRP directly from whole blood. This not only saves not time but also allows the results to be available within few minutes, reduced reporting TAT and also can be used along with the CBC results, which are of better clinical utilization in combination with CRP test results as per the latest medical literature available.
Comparative Evaluation Of CRP Test: Serum Vs. Whole Blood Sample