Quantitative rapid testing on virus marker Neopterin

The new quantitative Neopterin rapid test by concile can help to reduce inadequate use of antibiotics. Neopterin is a non-specific viral marker that is released from macrophages by activation of the immune system via TH1 helper cells. As neopterin is increased in viral infections in contrast to bacterial infections, the rapid test makes it easy to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections. In HIV-infected persons, neopterin can facilitate a prognosis.