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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Measurement Of C-reactive Protein By Micros Crp: Its Use In An Emergency Department|
Camara Bertozzi L.
|Abstract:||Creactive protein (CRP) is an acute phase protein and is considered an early indicator of infectious or inflammatory diseases. We have evaluated the Micros CRP, an automated blood cell counter that provides hematological parameters plus CRP measurement by latex turbidimetric immunoassay. Results were compared to values obtained by nephelometry. Although the correlation between both methods has been poor, residual analysis in the quadratic model revealed only 1 discordant case. Clinical sensitivity of Micros CRP was 100%, the specificity was 79.2%, and the efficiency was 82.7%. The required blood sample volume is small (18 μL), and the results are released rapidly. We concluded that the Micros CRP is appropriate for use in an emergency department as a screening test, but the CRP result must be confirmed by other laboratory and clinic parameters.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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