Rapid CRP (Latex Slide Test)
The Rapid CRP (C-reactive protein) Latex Slide Test is a diagnostic test used to measure the level of C-reactive protein in human blood serum or plasma. C-reactive protein is a protein produced by the liver in response to inflammation, and its levels can increase rapidly in response to infection or injury.
The Rapid CRP Latex Slide Test uses a latex agglutination assay to detect the presence of CRP in the blood specimen. The test kit contains reagents that react with CRP to produce visible agglutination, which can be observed under a microscope. The test can be performed in as little as 2-3 minutes.
To perform the Rapid CRP Latex Slide Test, a blood sample is collected from the patient and processed according to standard laboratory procedures. The prepared specimen is then added to the test kit and the latex agglutination assay is carried out using the provided reagents. The degree of agglutination is then observed and compared to a standard chart to determine the level of CRP in the specimen.
The Rapid CRP Latex Slide Test is a rapid and effective tool for measuring the level of C-reactive protein in human blood serum or plasma. It can be used to monitor the progression of inflammatory conditions, such as infections, rheumatoid arthritis, and cardiovascular diseases. However, it is important to note that the test does not provide information on the specific cause of inflammation, and confirmatory testing may be required for definitive diagnosis.