Radiometer has joined the fight against this potentially fatal condition, providing a rapid, acute care testing solution for procalcitonin (PCT), the most sensitive biomarker to aid diagnosis – or rule-out – of bacterial sepsis, allowing early detection of sepsis and helping to save lives . Today, PCT complements other testing recommended in sepsis guidelines.
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Joining the fight against sepsis
Sepsis is a very serious medical condition that presents a considerable diagnostic challenge to emergency department and intensive care clinicians
Sepsis - the importance of early detection
Early detection and effective treatment is the key to surviving sepsis.
Procalcitonin (PCT) – the biomarker of choice to aid diagnosis of sepsis
Rapid, accurate PCT testing at the point of patient care is a vital aid to diagnosing sepsis
The role of lactate as an aid in sepsis diagnosis and management
Lactate levels are typically elevated in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock
- Riedel S, et al. Procalcitonin as a marker for the detection of bacteremia and sepsis in the emergency department. Am J Clin Pathol 2011; 135: 182-89.