Reliability of two different bedside assays for C-reactive protein in newborn infants

Enrico Zecca, Giovanni Barone, Mirta Corsello, Costantino Romagnoli, Eloisa Tiberi, Chiara Tirone & Giovanni Vento
Background: Bedside tests for C-reactive protein (CRP) have been studied in pediatric patients, but not in neonates. Methods: This study compared the results of two rapid bedside tests for CRP (Quick-Read CRP, Orion Diagnostic, Espoo, Finland and NycoCard CRP-Single Test, Axis-Shield, Oslo, Norway) with those of our central laboratory method (CRP-Lab) in newborn infants. CRP concentrations were determined using 72 samples obtained from 43 infants with suspected sepsis occurring between 1 and 28 days of...
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