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Rinsho Byori. 2002 Nov;50(11):1029-34.

[The relevance of a simultaneous measurement of WBC and CRP as a POCT(point of care testing) of the inflammatory markers running title: the POCT(point of care testing) of WBC and CRP].

[Article in Japanese]

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Marketing Department, Medical Equipment Division, HORIBA Ltd., Kyoto 601 8510.


The POCT(point of care testing) is not enough popular as the term in Japan, but many tests are actually performed as POCT. We have developed POCT analyzer to measure WBC and CRP simultaneously from whole blood, and one of its key technologies is Hct correction of CRP concentration from whole blood to plasma. After its launch, the users are discussing some findings, one of what is a transition phase of WBC and CRP found by frequent measurement of both. In case of acute infectious inflammation, the CRP peak follows the WBC peak after 1 or 2 days. Needless to say, this finding makes haste to foresee a remission by both doctor and patient family. Thus, the POCT has a possibility to give additional and/or another advanced medical relevance even if it is alternative.

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