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
CRP as an aid in the diagnosis of sepsis
CRP is a well-established biomarker of infection, inflammation, and sepsis and is widely used in clinics and emergency departments
- 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.