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C-Reactive Protein: The Evolution of a Laboratory Test

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Abstract:

Question: From time to time, new laboratory tests are introduced. How are laboratory tests identified, how do they evolve, and what pressures and concerns mold their evolution?

Answer: We often do take laboratory tests for granted, giving little thought to their development and acceptance by practitioners. The process is complex, and often controversial. The development of C-reactive protein (CRP) testing illustrates these issues nicely.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4140/TCP.n.2011.929

Publication date: December 1, 2011

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