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CRP Testing in COPD

PCRS Position Statement Point-of-care testing of
C-reactive protein (CRP) for acute assessment in COPD

Point-of-care testing of C-reactive protein (CRP) for the acute assessment of worsening symptoms in people known to have COPD can safely reduce the use of antibiotics and could help improve the diagnostic approach towards someone presenting in such a crisis. New high-quality evidence has emerged since the last NICE COPD update and we encourage re-opening and review of the current guideline to enable clinicians and system leaders to understand whether and how to implement this promising diagnostic aid.

Last modified: 
03/12/2020
Category: 
Health policy information
PCRS Position
Consensus
Derivation: 
PCRS Produced / Collaboration
Clinical Area: 
COPD
Infection
Listing Status: 
Current