Respiratory tract infections

Respiratory tract infections

Infections in respiratory tract are one of the most common reasons why people visit healthcare professionals. A swift diagnosis ensures the right treatment, minimal spread of the infection, and reduces unnecessary antibiotic prescribing.

Infections in respiratory tract are one of the most common reasons why people visit healthcare professionals1. However, as the symptoms and signs of influenza, COVID-19 and other respiratory infections somewhat overlap, the correct diagnosis of the infection is critical. A swift diagnosis ensures the right treatment and minimal spread of the infection. Correct diagnosis also reduces unnecessary antibiotic prescribing. Aidian offers a wide range of visually read and instrument read rapid tests for the detection of influenza, SARS-CoV-2, and other respiratory infections.

C-reactive protein (CRP)

Accurate and rapid CRP point of care testing aids in the clinical management of patients with symptoms of infection. Measuring CRP increases diagnostic certainty, guides appropriate antibiotic prescribing and aids in ruling out severe bacterial infections2-4.

Learn more:

About C-reactive protein (CRP)

CRP and lower respiratory tract infections


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