• The NycoCard System is Axis-Shield's most widely distributed product range, particularly suited to countries with developing healthcare systems.
  • The system offers four selected point-of-care tests: CRP, HbA1c, D-Dimer and U-Albumin.
  • They can all be analysed on the same instrument - the NycoCard Reader II.
  • NycoCard was introduced to the market in the early 1990's starting with the non-instrumental NycoCard CRP card-test, followed by the NycoCard D-Dimer.
  • The Reader is a low-cost, portable point-of-care instrument designed for rapid and reliable measurements of NycoCard products.

The NycoCard CRP test is a 2-minute Point of Care test to indicate bacterial or viral cause of infection.

NycoCard CRP measures C-reactive protein (CRP), an acute phase protein that increases rapidly after onset of infection.

Test specific information

  • Sample volume: 5 µL
  • Assay time: 2 minutes
  • Sample material: Whole blood, serum or plasma
  • Measuring range: 8 - 200 mg/L for whole blood samples and 5 - 120 mg/L for serum and plasma samples
  • Stability at room temperature: 4 weeks
  • Kit size: 24 and 48 tests
  • NycoCard CRP Control: Positive control provided with the kit

Clinical use of NycoCard CRP

  • Reduces unnecessary use of antibiotics
  • More rapid induction of treatment
  • Fewer hospital admissions

See the CRP Test Procedure for information on how to run a test.

NycoCard® CRP

*Products may not be approved for sale in all countries. Please contact us for further details.

Axis-Shield at a Glance

A pioneering organisation focused on the development and manufacturing of important and innovative in vitro diagnostic tests for use in clinical laboratories and at the point of care.

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Focus on Homocysteine

As a general marker of overall health status, few tests carry greater predictive weight than Homocysteine. The amount of Homocysteine in your blood is one of the best independent indicators of how healthy you are.


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