Pharmaceutical analysis may be defined as a procedure or the sequences of progressions to identify or quantify a constituent or drug, the mechanisms of a pharmaceutical solution or fusion or the determination of the structures of chemical combinations used in the formulation of pharmaceutical product.
Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) may provide some benefit in
decreasing the amount of inappropriate prescribing. Some of the
benefits provided include shortening the time of a test result and
screening for various infectious diseases in an outpatient setting.
These tests are designed to be used directly at the site of patient care
such as a physician office, outpatient clinic, and patientsâ homes .
The decrease in the amount of time to analyze a result compared to
standard microbiological procedures benefits the management of
infectious diseases considerably . Immediate identification of a
potential infecting organism can not only help decide whether or not
to initiate an antibiotic, but also can help direct therapy at the infecting
pathogen. Additionally, the rapid diagnosis of viral infections such as
influenza can reduce the prescription of antibacterial therapy and the
need for additional testing . Some of the most commonly used RDTs
for group a strep and influenza can provide the most benefit in terms of
reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.
Last date updated on September, 2014