Discipline - Clinical chemistry
C-reactive protein (CRP)
Latex agglutination assay
First added in 2018
Changed in 2020
Aid to diagnosis, Monitoring
To detect inflammation as an indicator of various conditions; To monitor response to treatment; Note: When used for emergency or critical care, results are time-sensitive.
Venous whole blood, Serum, Plasma
Summary of SAGE IVD recommendation
General In vitro diagnostics tests are the general core and routine laboratory tests for clinical chemistry, haematology, blood transfusion, microbiology (virology, bacteriology, parasitology and mycology) and histopathology. These tests were selected on the basis of the scientific validity of an analyte, i.e. the association between an analyte and a clinical condition or physiological state; and clinical utility. Many of these tests are required for effective management of patients and have already been described in WHO publications.